The weather has been perfectly horrid the last couple of days in London. It’s chucking it down again. I’ve been trying to get work done but the grey skies and rain are so dreary that I confess I’ve been far better employed having a little play on Ravelry.
The Cosy Cables KAL for Umbra and Shadowlines are ticking along nicely. I’m actually rather pleased with the progress on my own Shadlowlines, in spite of the yarn being hard work on my hands. In any case, checking in with the KAL sent me down the rabbit hole of seeing what other projects people have knit from Knit Play Colour – either related to a KAL or not. The projects and photos I’ve found have cheered me up immensely on this grey day and I hope they do the same for you. (Tip: Click the photos to go through to project pages on Ravelry).
I know you can’t have favourites among your children but the Yarn Tamer cowl really is one of the projects that I love the most from the book. I love how eye-searingly colourful most of the wild yarns are, but then they elegantly evolve into a cowl that is fun and playful but not over the top.
A KAL is planned for January/February of the Heart Deco cowl and the Warm Hearted blanket. I wonder how many of you will want to knit a gradient version of the cowl (myself included!) after seeing how wonderful this one looks by jAlzha on Ravelry.
Umbra seems to be the go-to choice for the KAL at the moment, and everyone seems to be getting a jump on their holiday knitting with these quick chunky cows. I love seeing the uses of different chunky yarns and how the cowl changes with each of them.
Probably the most playful version of anything that I’ve seen made out of the book so far is this shrug by Lillasyster on Ravelry who used all the yarn she had from an unravelled sweater. There wasn’t enough to make the wrap but I think the way she’s made this pattern her own is nothing short of amazing. Inspiration for us all!
It’s amazing seeing all of these projects from the book and I’m truly touched that some of you have enjoyed them enough to knit them multiple times! Thank you again – and, keep ’em coming! 🙂