I'd wanted a bright mustard coloured scarf for a while. And even though I have a buttload of knitting and crochet commitments (many many running behind schedule) something possessed me to join in on the recent KAL collaboration between sillylittlelady and candyskein. What compelled me I'm sure I don't know.
I don't think I gained anything in particular from participating in the KAL. It's a fairly straight forward pattern, so much discussion wasn't really required. Sure I got stumped when the pattern started, and that was only because I didn't read the pattern properly (remember to increase every 4 rows throughout the pattern peeps). It was nice to see the variations of other participants come to life, but I don't think I will participate in one again. It doesn't sit with my crafting style to feel pushed to do something when I could be doing something else (because I really wanted to get to the deadline for some ridiculous reason). To be honest I felt a bit like a glorified test-knitter. Oh well, at least I can cross 'participating in a KAL' off my bucket list, not that it actually was on there.
Anyway, here's my Sweet Summer Rays.
Pattern: Sweet Summer Rays. As I said, fairly straight forward pattern for a uniquely shaped shawlette. I used heaps more yarn than called for in the pattern, but then I didn't swatch and probably made it a teeny bit bigger. Even then I feel it is an awkard size and not particularly wearable. I usually just tie it neckerchief-style or use a pin to keep it in place as shown above.
Yarn: Wollmeise Sockenwolle 80/20 Twin in colourway Saffran. Another knitting-bucket-list item, one of those yarns I see every woman and her cat going bonkers over on ravelry. I was not particularly impressed. Oh it's nice enough and the colour is grand, but it's quite splitty and not particularly soft. I'll stick to my beloved BWM luxury thanks.
P.s. Many thanks, as usual, to Clara for taking these rad snaps, and for putting up with me constantly begging her to be my personal photographer xox
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