Phew! I have been crocheting my fingers to the bone (ok, maybe not the BONE) since last spring when I posted this photo of a shawl I made and gave away on Facebook. The response was so amazing that after several people said they would be willing to pay for one, I realized, “Wow, I might have a business here!” So I took orders and have been filling them ever since. In fact, I got so many orders I had to enlist my friend Deborah to help.

I love to crochet. There is something calming and meditative about the rhythmic movement of my hands, the feel of soft yarn gliding through my fingers. Watching as the shawl grows and the beautiful colors complement each other in surprising ways is pure pleasure. I feel like I have found my niche.

But it takes a lot of time, more time than I realized when I decided to charge $150 for the work plus the cost of yarn and shipping. It seemed pretty steep, to be honest, but I felt it was fair. The trouble is, it’s not enough to pay for the time that goes into it.

So, as of January 1, we’ve decided to double the charge to $300, but that will include the cost of acrylic yarn and shipping. (Natural fibers like wool or silk may cost more.)

If you have been planning to order one, now is the time to deposit $75 to lock in the current price of $150 + yarn & shipping, and hold your place on the waiting list. Comment below or PM me on Facebook to discuss colors, yarns, and if you want a different pattern.

I wish we could promise to have your shawl ready by Christmas, but we already have a backlog of several shawls to finish. Rest assured that we will put all the time and love needed for you to have a beautiful piece of wearable art as soon as we can.

Lock in the current price before it doubles by making your $75 deposit here and I will get back to you ASAP!

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  • Pia
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    Your shawls rock! I don’t wear such things despite being in a cold climate, they either fall off or if I sit down I grab a whole blanket, for which I have a million weaving ideas and enough yarn and spinning wool to last me a lifetime.

    Nevertheless, I felt like cheering you on and I hope you will continue showing your creations. I’d offer to promote you on my blog, but it sounds like that would be an inconvenience, LOL.

    • LaVonne Ellis
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      Thanks, Pia! I’d love to see your work. Any photos on your blog?

      • Pia
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        Lots of photos, all over it, but I tend to dabble and experiment and mostly report on my failures and wips more than producing nice, finished items. I think my official title should be Craft Explorer, PhD. There’s a million categories in there! And there are a few old things in my FB photo profile, maybe I should remember to put more things in that.

        Anyway, let me know if you want me to post about your crochet over on Colourcottage, anytime. I do get a fair amount of traffic from the US.

        • LaVonne Ellis
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          I love your site and will take some time to explore the photos. 🙂

          Yes, I’d be thrilled if you would post about my crochet on Colourcottage, thank you!

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