Back in the early sixties when I was coming into my teens, a single strand of pearls was considered to add just the right touch of class to a young lady's outfit -- be it a simple dress, a skirt and blouse or a skirt and twin-set.
Cultured pearls made a strand affordable, and I received one as a birthday gift at eleven or twelve. I still have it, though I admit I've not worn it in years. In fact, I've rarely seen anyone -- outside royalty -- wearing pearls these days.
Still, that hasn't stopped me from wishing I had a really good pair of pearl earrings -- and I've been heartened by the fact that at least some in the world of fashion have featured pearls with their offerings in 2018. At the turn of last year, Selene Oliva's article in Vogue Magazine featured pearls in her forecast of '2018 Jewelry trends', opining that "Pearls are universally flattering. They bring light to the face and look great with any outfit."
Vogue Knitting's Fall edition, just out on the news stands, touts the return of a bit of 'glitter' to knitted garments -- sequins, beads, a hint of metallic yarns.
Should the idea of that level of "bling" be a bit...ummm...over the top for you, you can still achieve the 'glow' of pearls next to your face, their soft shimmering in a shawl or sweater.
That's what we're offering you this week for our Super Special 75% Off Sale:
Snuggly Pearls DK
Regular Price: $8.50
Sale Price: $2.13
But...but...but... (I hear you saying), the pattern support is all for babies!! That may be true, Gentle Readers, but as folks who are creative with yarn, we know we can use a pretty yarn in double-knit (#3) weight for other things, don't we?
|Pattern: "Etched Rio Wrap"|
Designed by Blue Sky Alpacas
The colours on offer are a buttery cream, and a snowy white -- both ideal for framing the face with a lacy cowl, or warming heads and hands with toppers and gloves that provide a dressy accent to a plain winter coat.
We'll leave you -- with a bit of musical inspiration -- to think of the possibilities, and see you in the shop this week!
Glenn Miller - "A String of Pearls"
* Written by Margaret, the TCL employee whose name means 'pearl'. Go figure!