Club, Knitting, SweetGeorgia

July Sock Club // Odyssey

When I picked up this month’s club… oh my, I was in love! The depth and change of shade is stunning. Ray’s story to go with this month also really resonated with me. In the last couple of months, there have been a lot of changes in our life, so I completely relate to the idea that life doesn’t always go as planned. However, it’s what you do with those bumps in the road that makes life beautiful.

© Katrina Stewart / SweetGeorgia Yarns 2016

I stared at this skein of scrumptious of 100% Merino, Superwash Sport for a few days before deciding what to do with it. Since it is only 328 yards, and I knew I wanted to design a shawl, I took a trip back to the studio to see if I could find a complementary colour to go with this month’s club. (ie… an excuse to buy more yarn!) I chose a skein of slate grey and I’m so pleased with how it anchors the bottom of the shawl. I love the way this colourway pooled. It reminds me of a flowing river, moving around the banks, starting and stopping but always finding it’s way through.

© Katrina Stewart / SweetGeorgia Yarns 2016

In case you’re wondering, these photos were taken in Kootenay National Park. My family and I spent the last two weeks on a road trip through BC and Alberta. This was one of my favourite spots. Isn’t it gorgeous?

© Katrina Stewart / SweetGeorgia Yarns 2016

If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen my post about a four hour picot bind off. I have a love/hate relationship with this particular bind off. I love the effect, but don’t love the time!

© Katrina Stewart / SweetGeorgia Yarns 2016

I’m still working out a few details with the pattern, but will be sure to post to the Sweet Georgia Ravelry group when the pattern is available.

© Katrina Stewart / SweetGeorgia Yarns 2016

So what did you create with this month’s colour? We’d love to see your project over in the Ravelry group or share on Instagram with hashtags #sweetgeorgiayarns or #sgyclub! Also, in the next couple of days, I’ll be posting to Instagram my comparison shawl. This month I decided I would spin fiber club, as well as knit with both my handspun, and sock club and then compare how they differ. I can’t wait to share it with you!

Till next month, happy knitting. ~Katrina

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About Katrina

Katrina, a professional photographer by trade, has had an obsession with fibre all her life. She learned to knit and crochet as a child, but her passion was truly ignited when she learned to spin in 2014. She loves the thought that every individual who looks at a braid of fibre or runs their fingers over a skein of yarn will create their own unique functional piece of art. Something to be enjoyed for years to come. You can find her on Instagram as @craftyjaks or on Ravelry as CraftyJAKs.