Winter Haven KAL 2022 round up
Hello! Welcome to February! The Winter Haven KAL has finished now for this year, and I do hope you enjoyed it if you took part. I have certainly been very glad of my Haven space during the last few weeks!
I’ve had such a lovely time seeing all of your projects and reading your emails through the weeks of the Knitalong and as in previous years, I thought that I’d write one more post to share your photos and thoughts. Are you ready?
To start with, let’s take a last look at some of your Haven spaces …
I don’t think we bat an eyelid now to see a computer in our cosy space, do we, as they’re essential kit for listening to podcasts or audio books. This looks like a very cosy set-up with quilts and socks!
Jacqui sent me this photo of her Haven space, and it looks like she’s got everything she could possibly need there! If we really got ourselves organised, we could probably stay in our Haven spaces all day! 🙂
Another outdoor Haven photo … love it!
And @miss_kapowski certainly has her Haven snacks priorities right here! 🙂
and finally for this year … kept indoors by very cold -30 degrees C weather, this is definitely a Winter Haven!
Thank you to everyone who has shared photos of your Haven space over the KAL – I think we all like to see where someone else is sitting and knitting, don’t we?!
On to your projects now … the Easy Mosaic Socks pattern has been amazingly well-received and I am thrilled that you like it so much! I’ve seen so many photos and so many colour combinations; each week I’m blown away by how many more pairs there seem to be on the needles!
Janice emailed to say that she was finding the pattern relaxing to knit, and Doris told me in her email that she really liked the pattern and is already onto her second pair! She’s not alone, as you’ll see in a minute, but there really is no rush with this KAL at all so don’t worry if you’ve not finished, or even if you’ve not started but the pattern is on your list (and I only made one pair of these socks too!). It’s absolutely fine – my sock patterns are for de-stressing, not causing more of it! 🙂
Bev, who is clearly a super-speedy knitter, finished her first pair … then used the rest of the yarn to make a second pair turning the colours around. I think it looks great to see how they work both ways around!
And then, Bev decided that she was going to make a Shortie pair too!
You might have seen another pair of Shorties in the Easy Mosaic pattern in last week’s post and I think they work brilliantly!
Catherine has also tried out switching the yarns around; she’s used Autumn Leaves and Milk Bottle as I did in the original pattern and don’t the two socks look different when you change the main colour? I love them!
Davina from Little Workroom Crafts was kind enough to talk about my Easy Mosaic Socks pattern on her podcast and this is her second pair too – she’s also gone for Shorties to use up the rest of the yarn. Do you know, I don’t think I’ve ever written a pattern (apart from my Basic 4ply Socks) where I’ve seen so many people knitting more than one pair in quick succession to use up the yarn. I’m not going to pretend at all that I don’t like it!
There are so many photos once again, and I know that they can take a lot of time to download so I’ve created some more collages so that I can show you as many of them as I can.
First of all, the Easy Mosaic Socks in Winwick Mum colourways …
And one last photo that didn’t fit into the collage …
On to the other colour combinations …
One more that didn’t fit in the collage …
and finally this one, which you saw as a work in progress outside in the Haven photos at the top of the post …
Wow, they all look truly stunning and I’ve tried very hard to post as many as I’ve seen so I do apologise if I’ve missed yours but hopefully you’ll see them in the collages!
Finally, as taking part in the Winter Haven KAL meant you could use any Winwick Mum pattern or another pattern using Winwick Mum yarn, here are some photos of other projects too …
TAAT (two at a time) socks here from @knit23hop and @theintuitiveknitter …
and pairs of Basic 4ply Socks – you can never go wrong with those!
and finally, an Easy Lace Sock in Autumn Leaves, which feels like a very fitting way to end the Winter Haven KAL!
I do hope you’ve enjoyed seeing all of the photos, and thank you so much for being part of the Winter Haven KAL with me again this year. It’s been lovely to know that we were all doing something similar during January and I have thoroughly enjoyed being connected with you through the blog, email and social media over the weeks of the KAL.
I hope you are fully rested and recharged now, and ready to face the rest of the year! xx