It’s the best knitting month of the year…WestKnits Mystery MKAL!
I said NO to this project many times, to many people. In yarn shops, on Facebook, in text messages. I denied it every time, with many excuses. The threat of brioche, a lack of yarn, a lack of time.
Me thinks thou doth protest too much.
No October Surprise here…I can’t resist Stephen West!
Clue One. No Brioche. Game On.
I joined the lovely ladies at Uncommon Threads for their Shawl-tober Fest kickoff! Getting in the car and driving 40 miles to a yarn shop wasn’t even the first sign that this was happening. I brought Color A with me. Hard to deny when I’m clenching the yarn in my grubby fists!
It wasn’t long before I’d picked 3 more colors and cast on!
Counter Clockwise from the Lower Left
Color A — Tosh Merino Light, Jasper (green)
Color C – Tosh Merino Light, Plunge (blue!!)
Color D – Koigu Kpppm, P479 (neutral speckles)
P479 isn’t a very sexy name but it’s the lynch pin of this shawl! It’s exactly what I needed to tie the room together.
I’m loving it so far!
I’m calling this an Exploration Station/Boardwalk mashup. We’ve got a long way to go. Anything can happen but right now, it seems to be mimicking Boardwalk construction with bands of varied color & textures a la Exploration Station.
Just to re-iterate, I love it.
Clue 2 comes out just as I get on the plane to Rhinebeck! Not even screaming babies, chatty neighbors or turbulence will be able to ruin this flight! Happy Knitting, Indeed!!