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Knitting “Hibernate” Sock Club // December 2017

Starting in 2017, I took on the challenge of knitting up our monthly sock yarn club. That meant one project needed to be fully completed, photographed, and blogged about on a monthly bases. I have never been as productive as I have been in 2017 on creating things. The experiences and skills I gained during the creation process were mesmerizing. Every single project was a creative journey, which I enjoyed and learned a lot from.

The pattern for December’s club colourway was an easy find. With all the crazy busyness of Christmas season, I knew a simple and repetitive project was what I needed. I wobbled between casting on the Petal Cowl and the Ceylon cowl and, finally, Felicia helped me settle on the Petal Cowl. This pattern was written for worsted weight yarns and this month’s club yarn was dyed on Cashluxe Fine, therefore I decided to hold both the beginning and end of the yarn together to create a worsted weight. The solid colour I paired it with was Snowfall on Superwash Worsted. I picked Snowfall because it’s a light and cool-tone colour. This helped the club colour to stand out but still remain harmonious.

Petal Cowl knit in SweetGeorgia CashLuxe Fine in “Hibernate” December2017 Club Colourway

The rest was easy. Petal Cowl only had two rows after the set up rows. All I did was bring this project wherever I went and repeated thoset two rows until I ran out yarn. The only problem I had was sometimes I knit too fast and forgot to change yarns for striping! But the pattern was so simple that ripping back and restarting was pretty quick. I ran out of Hibernate earlier than Snowfall and found that it wasn’t long enough, thus I continued the pattern with only snowfall until it was all used up, and then blocked and sewed the ends to make it a cowl. Ta-da!

Petal Cowl knit in SweetGeorgia CashLuxe Fine in “Hibernate” December2017 Club Colourway

Now, it’s time to say good-bye to the awesome sock club Felicia has offered in these past years AND it’s also time to say hello to the new Secret Stash! I am very, very excited about it!

I want to thank Rachel and Katrina for the yarns they spun up and the blog posts they’ve written. What they did encouraged me to keep on spinning even when I was caught up in all my knitting projects! Both of them described how the fibre club pushed them out of their comfort zone, and brought them many sparks of inspiration and good memories. Those words resonated within me as well! Check out the beautiful yarns they created with the December fibre club, and be amazed!

Also, a big “Thank you!” to Felicia who photographed my projects and Leah who managed and scheduled the releases of the blog posts.

Lastly, thank you all who read the posts throughout the year. Brigid has let me know of your kind support through many warm and encouraging emails. I am glad to have been a part of your inspiration and creative process.

I wish you a creative and colourful 2018!

— Charlotte

Each month, we dyed a brand new, unique colourway for our Spinning Fibre and Sock Yarn Clubs. This post is all about what we sent out to our members in December 2017. Our Spinning Fibre Sock Yarn Club may be ending, but SweetGeorgia’s Secret Stash is just beginning! If you want to be among the first to know about our limited edition yarns coming up, make sure you sign up for the notification list!

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About Charlotte Lee

Charlotte was born in Taiwan. She came to Vancouver to study at the age of 15, and graduated from Emily Carr University of Art and Design in 2014. Ever since she attended a four-session crochet class in grade 9, she started her journey into the world of fibre. She is passionate in almost all kinds of fibre arts: from crocheting, knitting, to needle felting, to spinning and weaving! Initially, she was hired to be a precision dyer, but today Charlotte is the Assistant Production Manager at SweetGeorgia.