Being a sucker for a knitalong, the Joji Locatelli KAL came across my radar as I was browsing for single skein patterns. As I started to hit peak sock fatigue, I wanted to look for something other than socks to knit with the single skeins that I have lurking in my stash which I have set aside for the Lucky Dip KAL.
As part of this search, I came across the Paris in Berlin cowl. It had been designed for Berlin Knits in 2017, and was designed to look like a shawl, but easy to wear like a cowl. The texture looked fun, and I thought I would have a good skein to match it with for my Lucky Dip in September.
Apparently the Joji Fall KAL can be a little bit of a competition and difficult to keep up with the chatter in the Ravelry threads. To be honest, it’s enough to keep up with the Rainbow Sock Chronicles thread sometimes, so I have joined a pirate Joji KAL hosted by a small group of lovely KAL-ers in a different group I belong to.
I wanted to double dip this with the Lucky Dip KAL. I don’t usually manage to organise myself well enough to double dip, so this is a nice change. Thinking about it now, it can actually triple dip with the All the Shawls KAL which accepts cowls too. Woohoo!
I got going on this evening. I had done as much as I wanted to on my Librarian jumper, which was finished all bar some sewing, and I fancied a palette cleanser.
This has been a lovely, relaxing start.
I am using Biffsugar Yarns in the Birthday Cake colourway. It’s a 75/25 merino/nylon blend in 4ply. It knits up really nicely, and I am enjoying the speckles so far.
In other news, it is finally dark enough in the evenings to enjoy candles again. This definitely marks the start of autumn for me, and I am so ready for it!
Will I get this finished before the end of the month for the Lucky Dip KAL? Probably not, but I’m cool with that.