SPOILER ALERT!!! IF YOU ARE IN THE MISS BABS KNITTING TOUR AND HAVEN'T RECEIVED YOUR JUNE PACKAGE YET AND WANT TO BE SURPRISED WHEN YOU RECEIVE IT, DO NOT READ ANY FURTHER!
Miss Babs asked me to design a shawl pattern for the Miss Babs Knitting Tour last fall. Babs gave me some ideas of what she wanted and a jumping off point including the them of the pattern which is Atlantis. I'm a huge fan of mythology and really enjoy reading about it and like to be able to create a design that is related to something that I have either read about or have seen in a movie. The fact that the destination for this stop on the Tour was Atlantis, was a huge bonus for me as it was right up my alley!
Helen who is one of the fabulous ladies who works for Miss Babs was a huge help with coordinating everything from contact with Sarah who is the test knitter for the Tour, to creating the written directions with Carmen who also works for Miss Babs. I have to say that this has been one of the most fun projects and working with the wonderful ladies at Miss Babs has been more than a pleasure.
Miss Babs sent me one of the kit's that went out to the Tour Travelers and I was so impressed! It came with a skein of Yowza in the Atlantis colorway, a beautiful glass stitch marker, a booklet that includes the pattern along with a couple of recipes and information about Atlantis, and a little packet of Swedish Fish. They even included one of the Tour bags, which I think Helen must have had a hand in since she knows that I am a knitting bag lover!
If you didn't sign up for the Tour this year, be sure to join the group on Ravelry so you will know when sign ups for 2016 begin. There is a lot of value in the kit and the group is a lot of fun!
The Atlantis pattern will be available for individual purchase in December. It uses one full skein of Yowza and works up really well in the variegated colors that Miss Babs is known for. The Atlantis colorway is a Babette which means that each skein is unique and this is something that I absolutely love! It's so nice to be able to knit up a pattern like Atlantis, and have what you make be totally unique. Not just because you made it, but because the yarn you used was created one skein at a time and is a work of art.