Wednesday, June 1, 2016

It's All About Hot Fun In The Summertime

Ok everyone, it's June 1st! In the United States, Memorial Day weekend is over, and the unofficial start to summer has begun.

And so, the next K/CAL celebrating my five year design anniversary will begin - how's about a little summertime fun? This a-long will last for two months - all of June and July - and pretty much anything goes. Participants can make any of my designs (excluding my three free self-published designs), and works in progress will absolutely be allowed (because, hey, it's easy living in the summertime). Think lovely, lightweight shawls, easy-breezy-to-make home items, projects that can be made on-the-go, any and all of them will be fair game for the next two months.

To whet your summertime design appetite, I am thrilled to show you my latest design worked up once again for the folks at Yarnbox - the flirty and fun Summer Dance Shawl. Worked up in yummy Lorna's Laces Pearl, this worsted weight silk/bamboo blend blocks so amazingly well that just two skeins makes a generous, full-sized shawl. The openwork stitches make the best use of Lorna's Laces dye pot - it almost looks like dappled sunlight in an impressionist painting.

The other benefit of the stitch pattern? It's a breeze to work up! (Are you all now singing "hot fun in the summertime"?)

Do head on over to my Ravelry group to check out the K/CAL details, as well as the super summery yarn prizes I'll be giving away to two random winners once the a-long is over. 

Hot fun in the summertime, indeed.

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