The crisp chill of fall is undeniable in Boston this week. We sleep with all of the windows in the house wide open, and this morning getting out of bed even gave me a few goosebumps! The anticipation of sweater weather has given the knit-a-longs I’m running for Caulfield and Trimmings a great energy. This morning, I thought I’d share some of our excitement. If you’re inspired too, join us on ravelry and play along!
Kim, who made the delectable yarn I used for Caulfield, has already finished her own version of it. (Completely crazypants! She’s so quick!) Check out how stunning it is on her:
(Photo credit to indigodragonfly.) Didn’t she do an amazing job? You can find more details on her project page, but I’ll tell you right now that the yarn color is TARDIS, because I know you want to know. I’ve already worn my Caulfield several times, and am looking forward to using the tank as a vest, come fall. (Don’t you think that green would look great with this yellow one? I am totally having a love affair with Boden’s fall collection. My shopping bag has been full 3 times already this season before financial responsibility hit me and I emptied it all again.)
I know that Kim is still taking orders for custom yarn colors… …just in case you were interested in joining us.
In the Trimmings “Mod A Long”, most people are at the color selection / swatching stage. Here are a few combinations that members of the group have chosen:
(Thanks to AelceeRoux, vickite, and JenLK for the swatch photos!) I love the colors people are choosing. I spent a little time daydreaming at the shade card on Berroco’s site, and I also think the following combos would look stunning. Boysenberry and Salt and Pepper (I have a serious red/gray crush right now):
Moonshadow and Potting Soil:
Or Peat Mix, which is used as the CC in the green sample, as the MC along with Winter White as the CC:
I think any of these would make a pretty amazing Rhinebeck sweater. Or here’s one more idea: Pick a commercial yarn for the MC, and use up some of your precious handspun for the stripes.
In the mod-a-long post next week, I’ll step through of one of the most common mods: Matching two different sizes for your hips and your bust/shoulders. Happy knitting!