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. 😉
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 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.
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?