During each day of Advent in December 2023, subscribers to the KDD&Co. Colour Compass Advent Calendar unwrapped a ball of yarn, revealing the special yarn shade for that day. Here on the KNITSONIK blog, I wrote daily posts designed to celebrate each colour and its connections and presence in ordinary life.
Each of these posts was written as a quiet and meditative celebration of everyday colour, drawing on the textures of my life here in St. Leonards-on-sea. Taking each ball of yarn out with me in search of its match in the landscape was an adventure in wonder, discovery and surprise.
Feedback on the series has been incredibly positive and I have now collated all the posts here into one page. Bookmark this for reference, or to give yourself a much-needed splash of colour on dark and murky days.
It was a total pleasure to write these posts for KDD&Co., putting me in touch with my surroundings in a new and beautiful way, with little balls of yarn as my prism and my guide. I hope the joy that went into writing them will reach you, reading them. To read the posts, click on the links below the gallery pictures, or on the text-only links provided in a list below.
Yours in the joy of Everyday Colour,
Everyday Colour post on KDD&Co.
Brand New Shades post on KDD&Co.
Ravelry Forum discussion for Colour Compass (with many beautiful photos from participants, celebrating connections between yarn shades and daily life)
Colour Compass Yarn and eBook