As you may know, Anne Hanson and I were teamed up for the Yarn4Socks.com December sock club and when Valerie told us the element and theme for the month was fire, I did a bit of a happy dance. Anything to do with red makes my heart sing when designing a colourway so I was very excited to see what Anne and I would dream up.
After a few emails with Anne, we both agreed the colourway would be red but within that red, Anne asked that I incorporate a few bursts of orange to reflect the flickering of the flames. With that, thoughts started to churn in my head and when I got to the dye pots, I crossed my fingers and hoped that my vision would translate to the yarn and then to Anne's knitting.
I sent the skein off to Anne and I'm really excited to see the colourway swatch! It's working up as I had hoped and Anne is really pleased with how it's working up with the design she had in mind. I'm elated!
Check out the little sneak peek from Anne's blog today...I'm really excited to see how the sock progresses and Anne's design unfolds! Isn't it gorgeous so far?
To add a bit more fuel to the fire, each and every skein for the club is going to be somewhat unique - all of them are going to be similar in colours with variations in colour placement and in colour intensities. As Anne and I talked about, flames flicker and are never the same so we decided to incorporate that element into the theme as well. So if you'd like to join the club, hop on over if you haven't already!
In other knitting news, I'm excited to have finally finished another sock! This one is done up in the Magnolia colourway from the ART WALK Sock Yarn Club and I'm really pleased with how the colourway reflects the art piece:
And now that my needles are empty for another sock, I'm patiently waiting for Anne to finish her fire-themed pattern so I can cast that on next. I just couldn't resist keeping a skein for myself!