September Merry KAL Wrap-Up

The final day of September finds me watching the leaves turn & begin to fall. Some of you here in the Merry KAL are watching plants begin to wake up. For all of us, though, one truth remains: Christmas is now less than 3months away. I don’t know about you, but I am getting excited to see this year’s knitalong labors in use!

We’ve had some excitement over on Instagram where Arne & Carlos have taken note of our little band of knitters & have been kind enough to ‘Like’ a number of our KAL photos. They even posted up a photo of their own Christmas Ball knitting — so fun! Thanks so much to all the knitters who are participating & tagging photos and blog posts!

Now, down to this month’s knitting. As you know, I selected two balls for September. I don’t know about you, but I really enjoyed these!

First, Christmas Ball #9: Tricolor.

three color benchAs you can see, as we’ve all been talking about it on the Ravelry thread, I picked up some grey yarn. I just love how it turned out on this ball and the bell. It is not as elegant of a grey — more sock monkey than anything — but I like that it hints at informal. My house… well, it is very informal so I feel as though it’s a good match.

three colorI had a lot of fun with the repetitive nature of this pattern and I think it’s going to look just lovely on the tree.

And next, Christmas Ball #24 Christmas Bells.

bell benchIt took me a few starts to find a color combination I liked. At first, I thought the grey would make a great ‘silver bell,’ but in all honesty it really did not look good at all. I started over with green and again didn’t like it. Finally, I tried this combo & was quite pleased. You know what they say, the third time’s the charm.

bell close upI love the fluidity of the bow at the top of these bells. In my eyes, it is colorwork at its best.

two ballsSo there you have them — September’s Merry KAL installment. If you are new to this knitalong, please know that you are welcome to join any time to whatever degree you wish. We are a very casual group who is just having fun knitting these neat little Christmas baubles. All you need is the book, some yarn & needles, & a little bit of Christmas spirit. You can find more information on our very friendly, very fun Ravelry thread here which is co-hosted by myself & Martine from iMake.

Don’t forget — check back tomorrow when I announce October’s Christmas ball!

all balls sept

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