June 14 2013 – thisisknit
Four months ago, a mild flirtation round here with Veera VÃ¤limÃ¤ki's Color Affection shawl pattern blossomed into a full-scale Knit-Along, and then there really was no stopping you! That image above is the rollcall of images that were posted in the Knit-Along thread, and at a conservative estimate there's more than thirty two kilometres of gorgeousness there! (And the thing is, we're absolutely certain that there are others, many others...) We shared tips and triumphs and colour combination ideas, and there was sympathy when things went wrong and whoops of glee when they went right (many more of the latter than the former!). Our Knit-Along even inspired others around the world! It was by the generosity of Alex Mcleod of Coolree Yarns, himself a Knitter-Along, that we were able to announce a prize draw for one lucky participant, with this stunning skein of silk and baby camel as the prize: So we asked the Random Number Generator to pick a Color Affection to win, and it came up with... ...number 1! And that's Mary L! Congratulations, Mary - we can't wait to see what your prize turns into! Beautiful yarn, an inventive and interesting pattern, wonderful colours, you lovely talented knitters and an huge amount of fun: that's a This Is Knit Knit-Along. We can't wait for the next one! And a very big Thank You to Veera VÃ¤limÃ¤ki, without whom this wouldn't have been possible at all!