Well…. I was feeling as if I was the only one in the knitting world who hadn’t made a “Color Affection” by Finnish Designer Veera Valimaki.
Okay, maybe there are others like me, but according to Ravelry, 8,036 people have made one. That equals a lot of “Color Affection” shawls out there.
I really admire the streamlined design – a lovely crescent shaped shawl using three contrasting colours – a modern take on an old favourite.
And then Jenny, my dear friend, gave me these beautiful mittens for Christmas.
Jenny knit them for me from one of our favourite yarns: Malabrigo Arroyo, a kettle-dyed 100% Merino superwash sport weight yarn made in Peru. She combined “Glitter”,one of my favourite colourways, with Escorias and Natural. (I adore the pom poms).
I was instantly inspired and I could see the possibilities of this colour combination for the elusive “Color Affection”.
So, grabbing a skein in each colourway, I made this:
I’ve hardly taken it off….except to take these photos.
I LOVE it. So now 8,037 people have made one. And my mother has already placed her order….in her favourite colours of ‘blue’.