Although it's been finished for a few weeks now, I'm just now making time to write a blog post on this larger knitting project. A few months ago, I craved a colorplay project, namely one that used smaller amounts of several colors. The original sample only calls for four colors, but I'd seen several versions worked up with a main color alongside several min skeins of fingering weight yarn, and I loved the variety with more colors. I chose several colors, mostly in the family of magenta, blush, mauve, etc. along with a few outliers of dark grey and light blue, and a beige.
The pattern was enjoyable with large sections of garter, eyelets, or brioche. And I knew the shape would be quite wearable, as I love to wear (especially lightweight) crescent shaped shawls wrapped like scarves.
My progress slowed toward the end as the rows grew longer and Summer Sock Camp drew me away with fun sock projects. But I can't seem to set down projects indefinitely (thankfully) so I did get around to finishing it, and I'm so glad I did.
For more details, see my ravelry project page
Yarn: several smaller amounts of sock weight yarn from stash. Main color used throughout is a tweed sock weight yarn (mauve, although I can't recall the exact shade) from Sweet Sparrow Yarns
Size: one size
Pattern: Color Craze Shawl by Tamy Gore
Needles: US 3, sized down two needle sizes to account for my loose tension gauge, plus I don't care for an overly drapey fabric
Specifics/modifications: Adding additional contrast colors, smaller needles, added picot edge for bind off for a little visual interest (I've seen other people knit versions with this technique, and I wanted to try it for the first time).
Thank you to my SIL, Katelyn, for taking some photos of the shawl when we went downtown for a coffee date. I'm really pleased with how it turned out and I love having pictures so that it finally, truly, feels finished.
Several weeks ago, I finished a new cardigan! This project was the first time I've done an all over lace pattern, as well as the first time I've made a drop shoulder construction cardigan.
Today, the air felt different. Cooler and more crisp. Filled with anitcipation. The last several weeks since my last "life lately" post, have been filled with a lot of summery fun and they've felt full. I might be getting ahead of myself, since it was in the upper eighties this past weekend, but decidedly, I love the shift that comes with slightly cooler weather. Nevertheless, here are some things we've been up to in recent weeks:
As July comes to a close, I wanted to check in and share some recent projects I've been working on, as well as a few that I've completed. I also wanted to share some creative-focused podcasts I've been enjoying, and some musings about crafting in community and future plans for knitting, sewing, and a brand new, very-beginner skill for me: crochet!