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Friday, August 03, 2018

Space Mermaid

When you participate in the ESK KAL's, you earn stars.  Each KAL has different rules, but basically the more you knit (or crochet), the more stars you can earn, but there's always a bonus star available for doing something extra.  (The team with the most stars at the end of the year wins.)  This quarter the bonus star is earned by using two or more ESK exclusive yarns in a single project.  I've had my small pile of exclusives spread out for several weeks and there were a couple of possibilities but I hadn't found a pattern I wanted to knit.  I had looked and thought and just wasn't finding anything I wanted to make, until Wednesday morning.

Wednesday morning I saw the Self Acceptance shawl and while it's only one color, for some reason as soon as I saw it I thought, "I could do that in two colors."  I have no idea why I had the idea, but as soon as it popped into my head, I couldn't shake it.  I knew if it didn't work, I'd figure it out pretty quickly, so it wasn't like I'd commit myself to hours of knitting only to fail.  I grabbed two skeins from my stash and started knitting.  It worked!
Space Mermaid
The tonal dark blue that I'm using for the mock cable section is Squoosh Fiberarts Rapture in Planet 9 from 2016's Space Yarnathon and the multicolored yarn I'm using for the garter stitch is Squoosh Fiberarts Beefcake Sock in Kelp Forest from this year's Under the Sea Yarnathon - hence the Space Mermaid name.
Space Mermaid
Since someone always asks, this is what the backside looks like.  I'm twisting the yarns together the same way I do when I alternate skeins for a sweater (which is the same technique used for intarsia colorwork I believe).

Have a great weekend!



Blogger Susanne said...

so pretty!!!

12:38 PM  

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