Change of plans – we didn’t go to Maryland Sheep & Wool this year. Life just got too busy and instead we stayed home, munched at a cafe, planned a new project, and of course – knit.
I got an email from Miss Babs earlier in the week talking about Maryland and what she planned to bring – including her Polydactyl kits. The kits have 7 small skeins of her Yummy 2 ply base (she calls them Yummy Toes) and she mentioned that Tubularity was designed for this kit.
I hadn’t considered making Tubularity before but now I was curious – Martina doesn’t make a bad design. I started clicking through the FOs to better understand how this design worked and then I noticed – Martina posted a video of all the ways to style it! That video clinched it for me.
My favorite is the top left – a stylish, clever capelet.
Top right is buttoned similarly but you rotate how you wear it.
Bottom left is done by folding the tube into itself – creating a thicker, less fussy cowl.
And bottom right is when you pull the tube over your head. Martina also mentions that you can wear it as a hood.
So you know what comes next, right? Raiding my stash.
I found 7 colors I liked but didn’t love, so I bought a couple more skeins of Koigu kpppm as well.
From left to right:
- Miss Babs Yummy 2 ply in What a Concept
- Koigu KPPPM in P729 (new)
- Koigu KPPPM in P847 (new)
- Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock in Lilac
- Koigu KPPPM in P837
- Black Bunny Superwash Merino Classic in City of Roses
- Koigu KPPPM in P904 (new)
And here you can see them up close.
The first three
I had tried to select colors that were more different – like Martina’s and also like the Polydactyl kits – but I just couldn’t find a combo I liked. So instead I went with my classic pinks, reds and purples. As Paul said – it matches everything I own.
I cast on last night and have a tiny garter triangle right now (not very exciting) but I can see how this project can become addictive. I already can’t wait to see how it looks with the next color added. And then the next one.
And of course I’m daydreaming about how I’ll take more of a risk on my *next* Tubularity.
I’ll catch you on the purl side…