bohochic

Spring in the desert & a new pattern release

Good morning boho muses! It's spring here in the desert and it is gorgeous. All the cactus are blooming, my rose bushes and geraniums are going nuts, the heat's cranking up, the sun is shining and life is good. 

All of this has inspired my new pattern: the Spring in the Desert Shawl. I love this shawl because it's light, airy, pretty & girly, so boho.....it's the perfect festival shawl or wrap for a summer night.

I've worked it up on Lion Brand Mandala 'Pixie' for the pattern since I love the southwest colors, light feel & ease of washing of it, but the fun thing about this shawl is that it looks gorgeous in any DK or worsted weight yarn. I also worked one up on Lion Brand Shawl in a Ball 'Cleansing Quartz' which has a a lovely drape and a silvery thread that adds sparkle. And I'm finally working up one for myself in Cascade Sun Seeker 'Dark Turquoise' which also has a silvery thread. Can't wait to show you that one!

You can grab the pattern on Ravelry or in my  etsy shop.  The two demo shawls are also available there and just to say thank you to all the boho mamas of all kinds for Mother's Day, I have a free shipping code through the end of May - BOHOMAMA. 

If you make your own Spring in the Desert, be sure to make a project page on Ravelry and tag it #bohoheartlove on instagram (or tag me @bohoheartknits) so I can see your gorgeous crocheting and styling! I'd love to see them all! Happy making!

 

Winery Wrap

I started this little wrap shawl one year ago and then it got sort of abandoned in all the chaos but I pulled it out recently and decided to finish it so I could wear it before the weather gets hot again. So it's finished just in time go wear to dinner with my man on Valentine's Day! 

I called it Winery Wrap after the yarn, which was Red Heart Unforgettable in 'winery' colorway. The square pattern is a gorgeous motif designed by Maaike van Koert that you can find on her blog here. I strung a bunch of these squares together into a long rectangle, added some luscious fringe of course, and voila, a pretty & warm wrap!

This was such a fun & easy wrap to make. I'm excited to wear it! My Ravelry project page is here.