Way back in January, in the middle of a cold gray stretch of winter, Kaleidoscope Yarns sent out an email with a photo of a summery shawl out of Araucania Lontue, a cotton/linen yarn. I wasn’t the only one to be taken in by such brilliant marketing. When I placed my order for the two skeins required to whip up this warm weather beauty, they had already sold out of my first choice of color. Did I want to wait for their supplier to re-stock? Of course not—I needed to start knitting summer right away. I chose another colorway (their customer service is excellent, by the way!) and cast on during a chilly bit of February. This has been my pick up and put down project for several months. My Breaking Bad project. (DH and I started and watched the whole series during this time period, and my level of suspense during many of the episodes required a knitting project to calm my nerves and distract me during certain intense segments.) It’s an easy two-row pattern.
I have a winter shawl to work on when the last half of BB Season 5 begins next week, the Color Affection…
This week I was surprised to find out I won a giveaway from Swell Sewing! Tracey’s post about feeling sentimental really struck a chord with me as I navigate the empty nest. Check out this awesome package I received in the mail.
Thanks so much, Tracey! I appreciate the blogosphere love! If you’ve never been to Swell Sewing, you should definitely go see what she’s been up to. She makes lovely garments and recently finished a fantastic quilt.
Do you have any projects you associate with a certain series or program?