When Alluvia was released last year, I really had no idea how it would do. It had been rejected from a couple print publications but it finally found a home in the Knit Picks IDP. Once released, it earned its advance back pretty quickly and sales were fairly brisk. And then it was included in a Knit Picks email newsletter as the featured pattern and...well...things just completely exploded after that.
I've been so encouraged by the response to this design and it's been so fun to see new projects pop up on Ravelry and on other blogs. I especially love seeing what color combinations people come up with. I'm a color whore when it comes to knitting so some of the color selections that people have used have really made my heart squeal.
There have been a couple of the bags completed in the last few days that have really caught my attention... check out this Alluvia bag that Talitha Kuomi created. Isn't it so effing lovely?! She used KP Wool of the Andes as the original pattern calls for, but instead of having each ruffle be a different color, she just striped the yarn any which way she wanted as she worked through the ruffles and I positively love the effect. She also didn't felt it and instead of i-cord she added a really cool belt as the strap, all of which contributed to a really unique Alluvia. Love it!
As I was browsing through Rav this morning, I also saw this Alluvia from pansylane. How cool is that? She used KP Palette instead of Wool of the Andes and the result is a perfectly beautiful and lighter weight Alluvia. I love how she styled her FO pictures as well.
Hmmm....I might have to order some Palette today and try that out for myself. But Palette comes in so many lovely colors, I wouldn't even know where to begin. And let's be honest...I have more than enough on my knitting plate right now.
Have you created an Alluvia that hasn't been posted on Ravelry yet? If so, head on over there right now - HURRY! - and upload some photos...I'd love to see them!