Afflicted with colour affection
Colour Affection or what we lovingly referred to it at Sock Camp, Colour Infection, is what is on my needles, in my basket and piled in tonal trio’s around the barn. Even before Josie showed up at camp with not one, but two shawls, and her wicked, “knit this you know you want to mojo”, that almost turned sock camp into shawl camp, I’d been thinking about knitting this tonal colour study design of Veera’s.
Truth be told, I would like to knit quite a few of Veera’s shawls, they are stunning. I love how her knit brain works.
I think Debbi was the first one to fall under Josie’s enabling spell. It wasn’t long before pretty much, knitter by knitter, the whole camp had caught the bug, as you can see here in Steph’s blog post.
We were joking one of the mornings in the store as we helped pick colours and wound yarn, that affection was an infection and most certainly are far better one to get then the ones we usually walk away from camp with.
Actually I do believe it is the only one we walked away with this time so yeah Josie!!
As everyone else did, I mulled over a few hues and then picked my three colourways and went on my merry way to wind and swatch. Unfortunately…. someone ( I’m not naming names, you know who you are,) beat me to my appropriate needle for this. I tried my level best to get gauge with the size I had with me that was closest, but it was having none of that. Oh well… I’d wait. It’s not like I didn’t have knitting. It worked out for the best in the long run, as these things tend to do, since Stormy needed my Smoke on the Water to complete her trio. Yeah!! ( yo colour karma fairy! You caught that one right?)
So we wrapped up
shawl sock camp and when I got home, I went in search of needles and my missing second colour. While perusing the sock wall of colour with Deb
(Again Accuardi, not Stone or McVae. I can’t even talk about the Deb thing going on here.) she suggested knitting them in Silkie. Being the mercurial soul that I am, I decided to take her suggestion and switch. In my defense, it has silk in it, what’s not to love about having that draped around you?
Also… I had these beauties hanging on the wall.
I was just not a strong enough woman to resist the scummy pull of this trio.
I’m over the moon thrilled with my choice and I do believe I am going to keep this one for myself.
Don’t worry about the trio I choose at camp, I have a friend I am going to knit that one for, her dark purple heart is going to be tickled.
I started yesterday on the way to the beach with my girls for the day.
A good place for a scummy cast on don’t ya think!