First and foremost I want to thank everyone for participating and congratulate everyone who’s managed to finish their shawl, whether or not it was during the KAL period! (Hint: clicking any of the photos will take you to the Ravelry pages of the makers)
Special mention to NMStacey who got a late start and knit her hands off to get as close to finishing the shawl as she could before time was up!
The shawls in the KAL were all knit in awesome colors, some from Candy Skein and others not, but I really like how the textural differences really pop with different yarn choices
And now, the part I know everyone is interested in, the giveaway! According to the group thread, we had 10 participants who finished and posted pictures in the group before time was up, and the winner, chosen by Random.org, is:
As I’m sure you know that I’ve been working on a design with some Sweet Fingering yarn from Candy Skein. That design is now finished and we’d love to offer a KAL for it!
Sweet Summer is a small shawl that uses only 1 skein of Sweet Fingering (438 yds). It’s great for a first shawl project or something to use up those gorgeous single skeins you have in your stash. It features basic knit and purl stitches with simple increases and yarn overs. Textural changes reveal a graphic sun ray pattern branching into an easy lace border meant to mimic the way light and heat radiate from the sun’s surface.
Happy Wednesday everyone! I’m posting a bit later than normal, I hope that’s ok, I do want to share one of the many projects I’ve been working on lately, or at least pieces of it.
The project from last week, being worked in Candy Skein Sweet Fingering in the Honey colorway is now on my blocking mats (play mats found at Target).
I wanted to use up as much of the skein as possible and although I tried to put in one too many rows and had to tink back two rows of hundreds of stitches in order to have enough to bind off, I finally have done the binding off! This isn’t considered an FO just yet, because of the blocking and end-weaving, but Tami and I have exciting things planned for this piece!
Joining in with Tami, as usual. What are you working on this week?
This past weekend my guy, myself and some friends drove up to Southern Colorado to spend the day playing at Wolf Creek. The drive up on Saturday saw some interesting weather – we don’t see fog in the southwest ever often and it was a pretty thing to drive though and I think the juxtaposition with the quintessential red rocks in the area was really pretty.
The drive to the mountain on Sunday saw more interesting, low-laying clouds like this one over a pretty blue barn set in a picturesque meadow just south of Pagosa Springs.
I knit on the drive, of course, working on my Candy Skein design which I’ll talk a bit more about tomorrow! (Yes, I sit cross-legged in the car most of the time)
I’ve been working on a new design with some Candy Skein yarn the past few days in between a few other projects. It’s not much to look at just yet, but the yarn is fun to work with – super soft, sleek and a gorgeous color.
The design will have a few different textural elements in it and I’m looking forward to seeing how the yarn works up in each of them!
Linking up with the one and only Tami (creator of Candy Skein). What are you working on this week?
At the end of last week the mailman brought me some sweets in the mail,
The colorway is Honey, the yarn is Sweet Fingering and the dyer is the one and only Candy Skein! This yarn is silky smooth, with a little sheen and it’s knitting up beautifully so far. The 50/50 superwash merino and silk blend is a perfect yarn for small accessories that you want close to your skin and at 438 yards per skein, it’s a very generous amount for a little price tag!
The design? Coming soon, and because it’s not sooper seekrit, I can show you bits and pieces along the way! Yay for public knitting! I really love the little candy charm that came with the skein, isn’t it adorable?
I had a really busy and fun weekend, I’ll share some of my adventures tomorrow! What did you do this weekend?