Friday, August 31, 2012


I'm not much for jumping on the knitting bandwagon when a pattern goes viral.  Not because I don't want to, but because I'm working on other things, or I don't have the right yarn.  Then by the time I get to it, there's a new hot pattern.

But not this time.  I've admired the Color Affection Shawl.  I love the concept, the short rows, the color possibilites, but I wasn't drawn to knitting it.  Then I went to Stitches Midwest and fell down in the Miss Babs booth.

For background, I always fall down in the Miss Babs booth.  In fact, many years it is the only booth I buy from and always where I spent the bulk of my money.  What can I say, I like what I like.  Look at my Ravelry projects.  I like Babs.

This year, Miss Babs made Color Affection Kits.  Crazy beautiful kits.  3 skeins of Yummy (my all time favorite yarn) wrapped together to look like one big luscious skein.  I stopped.  I petted.  I oohed and aahed over the various color combinations.  But there was this one...lime green, coral, sunshine yellow.  I don't know if all the other packs of this combo were sold out of if this was a one of a kind.  I just know there was one and only one and I could not walk away.  I talked about walking away.  I told my friend that I was too busy and I don't wear that much color.  She pointed out that I was clutching the yarn to my chest lest anyone try to touch it. Ummm...she had a point.  I bought it.  I started knitting and only stopped because I had work knitting to do. Hmrph.

Tell me though, is this not the most gorgeous, loud color combo ever?

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