This Month I Wish I was Knitting.... the Muse Connection edition.

I can't believe that we are less than 2 weeks away from Volume 2 of the Muse Connection! In order to make sure everyone can join in the fun, Helen (Curious Handmade) and I have been hosting a KAL for a chance to win a goodie bag. (For ways to join in, see below)

The idea is to encourage new beginnings which is the theme for Volume 2. I've agonised for weeks over what to cast on because typically, I'm suffering from decision paralysis. Then this arrived and added a whole new set of dilemmas to the mix...

Anzula Squishy colours (from bottom left) Lipstick, Red Shoe, Charcoal, Herb, Country Green, Tan, Gravity and Mauve

Anzula Squishy colours (from bottom left) Lipstick, Red Shoe, Charcoal, Herb, Country Green, Tan, Gravity and Mauve

Time is ticking and I have to get something on the needles or will be the only one standing up, slightly shame faced, asking for some sort of decision intervention. 

"Hi, my name's Kate and I have so many creative ideas I can't get anything done" (hi Kate)

Now that I've split the sleeves of my sweater, a summer tee feels manageable and the latest edition of Pom Pom has some great summer options, including Talavera by Amanda B Collins. It's pretty and I love the way it's styled. I can actually see me wearing something lacy which is a new idea for me. 

Talavera by Amanda B Collins

Talavera by Amanda B Collins

I'm also really tempted to just be that knitter that plans ahead for Fall and cast on some stashbusting DK weight 'my-feet-get-super-cold' socks. I've been wanting Soonly socks by Rachel Coopey for sometime. Also, this would be a good palate cleanser as all my current projects have hit a midway point that feels endless so something quick and scrappy might be truly satisfying. 

Soonly by Rachel Coopey

Soonly by Rachel Coopey

Then there's this colour combination that's kind of speaking to me today. The base is Anzula Squishy, a super soft blend of Superwash Merino, Cashmere, and Nylon with a springy twist. Colours shown here are Gravity, Charcoal and Herb . I see more shawls (of course) but what to choose? What would you make?

3 colours of Anzula Squishy

The KAL guidelines

To celebrate the Muse Volume 2 theme of ‘beginnings’, cast on a new project today! The KAL will run until 30 June (so you still have plenty of time to join in the chatter and fun). Join in by posting a finished object that satisfies one or more of the following criteria:

  • Any pattern from Pom Pom Quarterly magazine or website (hint there are several free patterns )
  • Any of coopknits- Rachel Coopey’s designs
  • Any finished object knit in Anzula yarn

Each FO should have its own project and picture post in the FO thread; this means that multiple entries are allowed per person. Please tag your project Muse2KAL, and use social media #muse2KAL. The more the merrier!