Let's Get Colour Affected (the KAL countdown is on!)

With the Rock Island Shawl knitalong wrapped up, and the Que Sera knitalong on the home stretch, it’s time to look ahead to the Color Affection shawl knitalong which starts in just a couple weeks – Saturday June 15th!


Color Affection by Veera Valimaki

I knit my first Color Affection last year during the London Summer Olympics, and thought I’d never knit another. But the opportunity to play with colour in this way is just too intriguing to resist. Plus, the miles and miles of garter stitch (and zero need to count stitches) make this a truly mindless knit (very summer vacation-appropriate!).

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This past Saturday, yarn-dyer, friend, and general awesome person Kim McBrien from Indigodragonfly made a stop at the store to teach an impressively thorough Colour Theory class, and delivered some amazing trios of Color Affection-worthy sock-weight skeins. Without further ado, here’s some glamour shots of the ones that haven’t been snatched up yet:

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Geekgasm” in MCN sock – 1 skein each of: “Is the Money Okay? Did They Hurt the Money (Buffy)”, “Curse Your Sudden but Inevitable Betrayal! (Firefly)”, and “TARDIS (Doctor Who)”

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Bad First Date” in MCN sock (sold!): 1 skein each of: “Not a Suitable Date for a Mormon”, “Sailor Bait: The Official Lipstick of the 2012 Walk of Shame”, and “I Made that Tape Special For Today (High Fidelity)”

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Kissy Noises” in MCN sock (sold!) – 1 skein each of:  “Ooooo… Shiny….”, “Only the Exact Phrase I Used Was ‘Don’t’ (Firefly)”, and “Captain Tight Pants (Firefly)”

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Softer on the Outside” in MCN sock (sold!) – 1 skein each of: “Don’t Blink (Doctor Who)”, “Daleks Don’t Give Out Pink Slips (Doctor Who)”, and “TARDIS (Doctor Who)”

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Family Reunion” in MCN sock (sold!) in the background, Frog Wanted Sargasm” in Merino Sock (sold!) in the foreground – 1 skein of each of: “Turtlagr: For When Frogschlager Just Won’t Do”, “SARGASM”, and “If You Really Wanted to Mess Me Up, You Should’ve Gotten to Me Sooner! (High Fidelity)”

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Sonic Tardis Reaper” in Merino Sock (sold!)- 1 skein each of: “Jeeves, the Prim Reaper”, “TARDIS (Doctor Who)”, and “Sonic F$#*ing Death Monkey (High Fidelity)”

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Sucking Imaginary Grover” in Merino sock (sold!)- 1 skein each of: “Groverkill”, “Imaginary Unfriend”, and “Tiny Bloodsucking Dancer”

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Slutty Sailor Unicorn” in Merino sock (sold!) – 1 skein each of: “Slutty Thursday Afternoon Things”, “Sailor Bait: The Official Lipstick of the 2012 Walk of Shame”, and “Bright Lights, Big City, Busy Highway, Slow Unicorn”

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Discuss Buffy Squid” in Merino sock (sold!)- 1 skein each of: “Safety Pin or Safety Pint: Discuss”, “Squid Vicious”, and “And Then Buffy Staked Edward. The End.”

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Elmo Mordor Tequila” (aka “One Does Not Simply Prance into Mordor”) in Merino sock (sold!) – 1 skein each of: “More Tequila, Less Sunrise”, “Self-Elmolation”, and “My Little Pony: The Mordor Years”

Call your dibs now or forever hold your peace! 😉

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