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18 Jan '13

Second To Last Color

My second Turnagain is close to finished - only one short color repeat, then a very long one, then the three needle bind-off I substituted the first time because my patience for kitchenering more than 8 stitches at a time is non-existent. If I'm honest with myself, this pattern might have been a big bite to chew for a first-time-out KAL. The kits were so much fun to put together, and I think my second one will make an awesome shop sample that will showcase six great colors all at once. I'll spend the next couple days finishing and blocking Turnagain, and then it will be time to turn my eyes to... Galanthus! I'm quite excited to be working with Star Athena on another pattern. Red Velvet Cupcakes was our first endeavor and probably the first time I created a color especially for a project. Mean Reds and the pattern were both inspired by Breakfast At Tiffany's, and since then we've collaborated for Willamette so it seemed really fitting to invite Star to be the first designer to put together a pattern for my very first in-house kit/KAL exclusive. I'm in the process of putting together color combination ideas, and if you want to contribute your own personal preferences you can leave me a comment here, or on the Ravelry or Facebook posts I put up. When I have four or five combos that seem popular, I'll put a special pre-order listing on Etsy for the yarn & pattern. Keep knitting!

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