Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Colour affection completed

 

I finished Colour Affection on Saturday and blocked it. It's quite huge and I love it. I have a cough right now and the entire top half of my body is wrapped in comforting, cosy wool, which can only help.
Everything about this project was satisfying. I love my colours. I love that I used stash yarn. The light purple is Socks that Rock KMBFLA, which I bought at the Sock Summit 2009. The light pink is STR Rosebud, which I had delivered in and the blue/grey is Jitterbug I bough at Bendigo 2012.
I made two little changes to the pattern - I used a KFB increase because I couldn’t remember which increases to do when and in the three colour stripe section I knit all three colours at the beginning of every row, to keep the edge neat. I love the way the garter stitch looks, I love the way the stripes come out. I love the way my cast off is both neat, stretchy and pretty.

When I cast this off I was immediately and completely in love with it. I wore it to work over a work dress, and I can equally imagine wearing it wrapped over a sun dress, or like a scarf over anything. 
 Beautiful, a fun knit and stash busting. A winner of a project.

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