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Archive for January 8th, 2010

Like most people (or so I tell my husband) I love to peruse Etsy and find all sorts of eye candy that I may or may not be able to afford. I tagged one of Tickled Pink Knits shawls as a favorite two years ago and never fell out of love with it. For a couple seconds one day I toyed with the idea of purchasing the pattern from her pattern shop. After all $8 for the pattern seemed like a steal compared to the price of a ready made shawl but then reality set in. I don’t knit and I certainly can’t knit something this complicated.

Finally this year I decided to ask for a single present from my husband, this shawl. The design is the same although Elena made mine in a dark blue. I figured I should get something more versatile then the mustard yellow one I originally fell in love with. I ordered it in Septemeber to allow plenty of time for production before Christmas, the usual lead time is 6-8 weeks. Elena was the perfect seller, she was happy to customize the color for me, sent me a close up shot to approve before I committed to buy, she communicated frequently and was very responsive to any questions I had. The shawl when I ripped it open on Christmas was gorgeous! I’d highly recommend the shawl and Elena’s shop. The Rocco shawl seems to be what she is most known for but she does carry a vareity of shawls, scarves, cowls, fingerless gloves, shrugs and hats.

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