Something New
The Pansy Did It


I knit. Yes, I do and, every now and then, I finish a project. 


Occitan captured my heart from the moment she caught my eye. Little did I know luck was with me the day I wandered into The Uncommon Thread Etsy shop (now closed) to purchase a kit.  Later, one of the SnB grrls told me what a commodity I had.


Part of my wonder with Occitan was why the name? What did it mean? Was it something specific that inspired the design? Was Occitan a time, a place, a feeling, a language? (This is the most interesting link I could find.)  I did see the romance, the elegance, and I could feel the draw of an unusual, far away, place. Whatever Beth's inspiration, through this shawl she took me to a a lovely place with this glorious design. 


The luxurious yarn, a lovely blend of wool/silk/cashmere from of the The Uncommon Thread was exquisite to knit and I loved watching, as the subtle beauty of the hand-dyed yarn slide through my fingers.  As if Occitan wasn't a beautiful enough name, Comulonimbus is the name of the yarn.  It's blue, it's named after a cloud formation, it was clearly meant to be.

Occitan was a magical, delightful project, as each stitch of its elegant simplicty filled me with calm. This was the right project at the right time and it has brought me joy all the way along.

Even more joy came my way as Carole visited Utah just when I needed her skills for a photo shoot! Thank you, Carole, for taking such a great picture of the shawl!
The Uncommon Thread shop is now open here.


Beautiful! You do such fine work.

It's beautiful - the color is perfect for you and you did a wonderful job with it. I'm so glad I got to see it in person and take some photos, too.

It is just a perfect shawl, Margene! Like Carole, I'm so happy that I got to see it live-and-in-person! Just lovely.


So pretty.

And, dearheart, it's a wonderful picture of you!


You've still got it when it comes to knitting, even if you don't crank out as many projects as you used to. Simply beautiful! ~Tracy

That edging is completely amazing! :)

Wow, that is simply gorgeous!

I really love that shawl.

It looks like she opened a new website:

Oh, I see that you linked to that in the first place. Silly me.

Gorgeous! My knitting time these days is almost nil, except on business trips.

The shawl is exquisite and the photo beautiful. It is a great picture of you!

Kudos to both you and Carole. All the good adjectives have already been's simply marvelous!


What a lovely Occitan! I'm always so pleased to see my yarns knit into beautiful projects.
I'd like to clarify, if I may, that the Etsy shop has closed, but the yarns can sill be purchased online on my website.
Happy knitting,

SO beautiful and I love that you and I posted pictures of FO's in pretty much the very same color! <3 you!

Love it!

It's got everything! An interesting name. Beautiful yarn/color and a lovely pattern. Well done!

That is a really lovely shawl. The color and pattern are perfect.

These photos of your beautiful shawl actually took my breath away! It has also inspired me to drag out and work on my Traveling Woman shawl and finish it.

Very pretty, that edging is really lovely.

It's so gorgeous! This is the sky scarf you were meant to knit this year. xoxoxo

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