I kept thinking about my weird Fade while I was at work yesterday and I just couldn’t leave it as it was. So last night I spent an hour frogging back Section 13 before I could start to reknit. Instead of fading back to Color A, I’m following the pattern and fading into a new color, so I’m using Color D. That way I know I’ll have more than enough yarn to get to the end and hopefully have a nicely shaped shawl. Yeah, it means I’ve got another 35ish rows of yellow/orange/red yarn to knit, but it’ll be much better in the end.
On Sunday, when I thought I’d finished my Fade shawl, I got all excited thinking about the fun, pretty selfish knitting I could start. I knew it would involve purple and I knew it would be a one-skein project, and as soon as I started poking through my stash, I knew it had to be my Pride in the Name of Love yarn from Three Irish Girls.
It didn’t take much time perusing Ravelry for me to find the right pattern, Taina. It’s one skein, lots of garter stitch, a long narrow scarfy-shawl thing. It’s everything I wanted. Casting on felt SO GOOD–the yarn is so soft, and the little rainbow pops of color make me so happy.
Next I want to cast on a short-sleeved sweater, and a shawl KAL, and maybe another sock. Time to cast on ALL THE THINGS!!
As soon as the Fade is done.
CAST ON ALL THE THINGS! 😀 Truth be told, though, right now I’m on a finishing kick. In theory, anyway. I want to finish all the things, but I don’t know if it will last for long enough to actually finish anything…
For a second, I thought it said “I don’t know if I will live long enough to actually finish anything”!! LOL Maybe that’s just how I’m feeling about my Fade!
LOL! I’m certainly planning on finishing all my current WIPs in my lifetime. Though, when it comes to the yarn stash that’s another matter…
I hope you finish the shawl quickly and it sticks this time. I can’t wait to see how it turns out. I think you should cast on all the things. I think casting on is in the air.
I hope I do too but so far the rows aren’t adding up very quickly!
That yarn is awesome!
I love it!!