The latest is from podcaster The Fat Squirrel Speaks (Amy Beth) who is hosting a KAL or a SAL (spin along) where the only requirement is that I use the color orange. I did a little stash dive and guess what? I have no orange yarn. How's that? I thought I had every color. I found some orange-y fiber, mixed with other colors, but would it still be orange after it was plied. I can't guarantee that and it looks like almost everyone else knitting with sweater's worth of orange yarn.
What I found was this Affection Set which is three skeins of yarn rolled all together into one skein, purchased at The Yarn Company:
I was going to make the Color Affection Shawl with it, but with 1200 yards of fiber I wondered how long it would take me to make the shawl and if I'd have enough time. Still, the colors are so pretty:
Do I dare start this shawl with the fear that I won't finish in time? I felt I had no choice.
But then, while I was looking for something else, I came across this yarn (get your sunglasses out!):
Knit Picks Felici in Rainbow. Wow! Does yarn get any brighter than that? It was my intention to make a little girl sundress with it, but I need it for the KAL.
Last night I cast on the Jaywalker socks:
I need sunglasses to make them, but it fulfills the orange requirement so I'm so happy!
I'm also thrilled that Patrick's socks are finally done:
And so is the Plucky Knitter yarn I used to make them. Sweet! I made the socks with a skein of One Hit Wonder which had no fiber content, no yardage and no colorway, using a US #1 needle and made socks for a foot size 11 1/2/ That was a lot of knitting!
As soon as the Jaywalkers are done, I'm going back to the French Cancan - no doubt. I will not make the Color Affection until the Cancan is done.
Unless another stash busting KAL comes along ...