I’m about halfway through the Fade now! I started melting in the third color last night and I love how the change is so subtle. This is just a couple of rows but I’m loving how the yarns are playing together. See that bit of red at the top? That’s really the only change from the previous yarn, and it’s just popping up here and there right now. I was so happy to get that color started, too, because this project is fading in enjoyment for me. It’s just not my happy colors. But I have to admit it looks cool and it will be a pretty nifty shawl when it’s done.
Beyond that, things are looking up, at least today. Sometimes I just need to remember to force myself to get out of my house, out of my head. After resting my strained calf at home on Monday, I went back to work yesterday, even drove myself, and it was good to be around people, good to get my mind off the negative things it’s been dwelling on. The muscle is improving quickly, though I’m still being careful and taking the meds, so that helps my mindset too. I even got a little excited thinking about some new review yarn coming my way, instead of feeling stressed about it. New yarn for the win, as always!
Happy Hump Day, friends! Hope the rest of the week flies by!
Hooray new yarn! That project does look lovely, though I think I would probably need to use a lot more yarns if I ever knit a fade. I could see myself getting super impatient for the next color. 😉
Oh heck yeah! The only way I’d do it again is if I had all seven colors and they were all pinks and purples!
I like the neutrals you’re using for this one (or at least they look neutral on my monitor) so the colors aren’t bothering me. But my favorite part of this kind of knitting is the color change. 🙂
Did you ever hear the ancient saying It’s always darkest before the dawn. My DAD use to tell me that one, oh and then there’s the ever popular Just pull yourself up by the bootstraps and get to work.
I remember as a little one getting up really early one day to see if it was true! I also remember wondering how many bootstraps were there and what kind of boots they were. LOL Feel better my friend. Try to think of at least 1 positive thing and work it, girl!
You are doing beautiful work, it’s a shame the colors don’t bring you joy. I hope the next thing you knit is fun.
Thank you, me too!
The Fade is looking great! And happy to hear that you’ve been healing ❤