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Monday, February 29, 2016

Ready. Set. Knit!

Tomorrow is the official cast-on for the TFA Arika Cowl KAL and I was having a really hard time deciding what colourway to chose. I've made 3 neutral versions of Arika and I love comparing the outcomes of substitute yarns against a neutral palate. The colourful side of this Gemini however, was dying to knit up a multicoloured version (have a look at the collage from my last post and you'll see what I mean!).



{ TFA Grey Label — in Sand }



On Friday I found at my doorstep a care package from Tanis herself that was suspiciously large. Faced with my colour dilemma you can imagine my excitement when I opened it to find not 2 but 4 beautiful skeins of TFA Grey Label! A perfect warm grey (above) and then there were these stunners (below), two skeins of Tartan!!! You'll notice in the photos that this yarn looks different from every angle—I can only imagine how exciting it will be to knit with!!


{ Tartan — copper, red, and rusty orange }


 { —greens }


{ ...and rich blue and red hues of purple }

Tonight I'll be swatching in preparation for tomorrows start date. If you'd like to join in, you can find all of the details in Tanis' group on Ravelry, the KAL thread is HERE. I hope to see you there!

And if you're considering casting on with us, don't forget that the Arika Cowl is 20% off from now until the end of the knit along to make it a little easier to join in! Just use coupon code TFAARIKAKAL during checkout on Ravelry. 

And don't forget to tag your projects #TFAARIKAKAL on Ravelry and social media to be eligible to win prizes from Tanis and myself!!!



...I'm absolutely smitten with the display from my Hellebore this winter, the flowers brighten up the garden during these colder months. 

2 comments:

  1. I'm so excited to cast on too! And I noticed that gorgeous flower in the background of your top photo immediately. It's from your own garden? Your green thumb never ceases to amaze me. This is going to be so fun!

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    1. I LOVED the cute pic of you casting on in your jammies lounging with your boys on the couch this morning, SO adorable :) And thank you, the Hellebore is totally zero maintenance so it's effortless :) It looks sort of sad in the summer but is a total stunner in the winter time when it flowers!

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