lovely and local : The Ruby Needle

Lately all I can do is try and layer up to stay warm, such is winter in New England. I am growing to envy those who can wear wool more and more each day. And seeing the lovely pieces made by Beth of The Ruby Needle makes me all the more jealous of you wool wearing folk. 
These over the top designs look ever so cozy and perfect for any lady freezing her way through the Rhode Island winter. When I say over the top I say it with pure affection. I admire Beth's bold stitches balanced with just the right amount of color and texture. 

I just love her formula, it makes for ageless and timeless pieces which will always keep you stylishly warm.

Aside from knitting Beth writes a beautiful blog full of inspiration. I am always pleasantly surprised when I check out her blog and see the banner at the top. A mix of serene images with just the right colors making me always wanting to come back to read more. 

keep toasty warm!
xo, kim 

lovely and local : Vonica Designs

If you like a mix of textures and subtle colors with bold accents you will love Vonica Designs.
She combines a fine mixture of fabrics to keep your fingertips happy. I think nubby ones are my favorite. 

And her neutral palette is well accentuated with bold color in the form of an animal...

...or flower...

...or sometimes it is an abstract pattern reminiscent of a landscape... 

...but it's always bright and always bold. That is what draws me to the pieces of Vonica Designs

Enjoy the work of Vonica Designs, all handmade in Jamaica Plain, MA. 

happy shopping! kim

ps: she is going to be at Twist with me!!!