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Come on Along! September 18, 2013

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It's called the "Color Craving" shawl...that's Stephen West.

It’s called the “Color Craving” shawl…that’s Stephen West.

So, last post, I mentioned I’d be doing this Mystery Shawl KAL (KnitALong) designed by the inimitable Stephen West. The first clue was sent out on Friday morning, but because it’s a mystery knit, I’ve promised not to post any work-in-progress until after the KAL is over.

Meanwhile I can show you the yarn I’m using, and I’m proud to say it’s all from the Stash! Huzzah! The blue and red are Malabrigo sock, and the gold is a light fingering merino I picked up from Knitting Notions at StitchesWest a way back. It’s a really unusual knit, and I can’t wait until the KAL is over so I can show you the finished shawl. On the other hand, you can join me…it’s not too late. πŸ˜‰

From the bottom up: Malabrigo Sock in Aquas; Knitting Notions Classic Merino in French Marigold; Malabrigo Sock in Tiziano Red

From the bottom up:
Malabrigo Sock in Aquas;
Knitting Notions Classic Merino in French Marigold; Malabrigo Sock in Tiziano Red

After a tidying frenzy earlier last week, I discovered a tote in the back of the office/studio closet where I stash my sewing projects, as well as my snoozing knitting WIPs. To my delight, I found that this particular bag held my collection of sock yarn scraps that I’ve been saving to make a “Beekeeper’s Quilt.” I decided that it was about time to finally pull together a little kit I can keep in my purse so I can make a “hexapuff” a day, since the finished quilt needs at least 350 or so puffs. It’ll be a project without a deadline, so I can just work on it whenever I wait someplace and over time, I’ll Β accumulate a little passle of puffs. You just need some leftover sock yarn, needles, batting (I’m using some made of bamboo that I have on hand), and a spare tapestry needle. Oh yes, and I’m putting a little bag of dried lavender buds in my project bag, too.

Here are my first 2 in Shibui Sock. I tucked a little lavender inside with the bamboo batting.

Here are my first 2 in Shibui Sock. I tucked a little lavender inside with the bamboo batting.

Each puff is a quick little project that just tickles me silly, since I enjoy the feeling of casting off so much…don’t you?

 

 

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2 Responses to “Come on Along!”

  1. Karen Says:

    The yarn you’ve chosen for the mystery KAL is lovely! I can’t wait to see what it is:)
    I love your puffs and the lavender is a great idea.

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  2. Debbie Q Says:

    Good for you for using stash yarn! And if knitting the hexipuffs are anything like knitting metered squares for my Tiny Mitered Square blanket…..it will be addicting.

    Oh, the sweater I am knitting is “Miss Marple” and at the moment I cannot recall the designer. It is on my Ravelry page.

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