This year I’ve joined a mystery knit along yarn club. Throughout the year I will receive in total five yarn kits and each kit goes with one mystery knit along shawl. The kit contains everything that is needed to make the shawl. I receive the kit and a few days later the knit along starts and the first clue arrives. Since I do have my mission of making at least twelve bigger projects for myself, I find that the mystery knit alongs really help me with that. Each clue doesn’t take that long and even if I’m on a deadline for something else I can usually squeeze in some mystery knitting.
So far this year I’ve made three mystery shawls and on September 1st the first clue for fourth one will arrive. I received the yarn kit last week. Sometimes we get to choose colors ourselves and this time I went out of my comfort zone and picked dark copper as my choice of color. It has arrived and I don’t think it’s for me but that was the plan all along anyway. The color is pretty and maybe it will actually fit me but it was intended for someone else from the very beginning, someone who will consider dark copper a stretch when it comes to color.
Me, I’m terrified of going back to last winter’s lack of color depression and since I’m usually a pretty colorfully dressed person, the dark copper would make me look like I want to blend in, instead of boldly sticking out as it will on the intended receiver.
In fact, I’m so terrified of a new lack of color depression that I’ve made a pact with Jenny that she has to warn me every time I reach for something beige, gray, brown, white, black or otherwise… I’m not going to say colorless but otherwise not hot pink. Or another color’s equivalent to hot pink.
My plan for January and February is to as bold as I possibly can. I will take what I think is colorful and then double or tripple it. We do not want another color attempt failure on our hands.
The dark copper might be stretching it but September is still a pretty colorful month and I Think I can handle it. I wouldn’t have done it if it was March though.
This shawl is the third (or actually the second since it was the second mystery knit along (MAKL) but here shown as third) of the finished MKAL’s so far. It has color and I especially love the aqua beads against the pink yarn.