The first pattern - the Alpine Sunset Shawl - arrived three weeks ago and I immediately thought of knitting it in colours to remind me of my recent train trip through the Canadian Rockies.
This is the skein of Riverstone 4ply that I picked up at Wet Coast Wools in Vancouver. It has all the greens of the acres of forest that we passed.
I paired it with some Hedgehog Fibres in the colourway Typewriter, which mimics the snowy tops of the mountains and the snowstorm we came through en route to Jasper from Edmonton.
Then I added some golden brown Ripples Crafts BFL, left over from my Building Blocks shawl. This reminded me of the needle-strewn forest floors.
These are definitely not colours that I would normally knit with, but I'm really happy with the overall effect; it's a good winter colour shawl.
Two more Knitvent patterns have subsequently been released: The Boreal Forest cowl and The Juniper Socks. These both look lovely and I do plan to knit them in due course. I'm especially eager to try the socks; I'm in a bit of a sock knitting phase at the moment as I try and get some xmas gifts finished. One pair down. . . another cast on.