In the September 2017 club insert, I briefly summarized about the Potluck Challenges among SweetGeorgia staff. Here I have the long story:
Not long after I joined SweetGeorgia, Hubert brought up the idea of sharing his favourite fruit salad with me (probably because I told him I was not a salad fan). I thought we couldn’t keep the fun to just two of us, thus made it a voluntarily staff potluck for whoever liked to share their salad recipes. Misty named this potluck: Salad Challenge. It started with a heart of sharing, and surprisingly turned out to be a heart-warming success.
The potluck with salad theme gave me the inspiration to do more of similar potlucks in other themes. We then came up with Curry Challenge, Pasta Challenge, Taco Challenge, Christmas Cookies Exchange…etc., and the most recent one: Berry Challenge. Read more about the Berry Challenge from Felicia’s post.
To finish talking about food (and hopefully not misleading anybody to think SweetGeorgia is a restaurant) let’s get back to the September club: Berry Fun.
Since I myself was the designer of the colourway, the skein was destined to be knit into Tabetha’s Litrikur Shawl. In the pattern, Tabetha had put together such a nice contrasting colours (beach house and coral rose) and managed to balance them out with mango ice. I love it! It was even better that the pattern was designed to use up every yard of the yarns.
The colours I chose to match Berry Fun were Lupine and Mint Julep. The pattern started with lace, knitting from one corner and growing into a triangle. Once there’s enough stitches on needle, the garter section began by alternating colours every two rows. Knit until the middle of the shawl and change to the last colour. Finally, the shawl ends with the same lace in decrease.
Berry Fun was also dyed on a new yarn base: Serpentine Sock. It was spongy, squishy, and airy. Knitting it was fast and smooth. It was really a joy to knit Litrikur Shawl with this particular yarn. Deborah helped me with professional blocking. I really need her for all my blocking honestly!
Each month, we dye 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 September 2017.