Many moons ago I wound yarn for something like five new projects. Of those, maybe three got cast on at the time. Apparently five is too many for me to deal with at once. So this shawl didn’t get started until a week or so ago, and then I got bored with the garter stitch and set it aside to make all the hats. When I finally picked it up again, I was able to push through to the eyelet section and now I’ve even gotten to the second color!
It is a very subtle gradient, so the color change is hard to see here, especially since I haven’t done a whole lot with the new color. I’m thinking this is going to be one of those projects that I don’t love to knit but will love once it’s done. And getting it done might be hard, since I keep getting distracted. Yesterday was a happy mail day and I got my Capitol Rainbow mini skein set from Marianated Yarns.
But I have to figure out what to make first! Not socks — I already have self-striping ordered from Desert Vista Dyeworks — but maybe a simple cowl? This is why mini skeins are not my favorite things to knit with. I’m also tempted to add in a tiny bit of black, just a thin stripe between each color. What do you think, should I?
What a lovely bag of new yarn – the colours are fabulous – if you add black then whatever you make would be stunning – maybe a stained glass effect!
I love this idea, thank you!!
I was against black until I read the “stained glass effect.” Now I look forward to seeing it more than ever. A cowl would be cool AND warm. LOL Thumbs up!
Me too! It would be pretty cool.
Dang! I just tried to order Capitol Rainbow. It’s sold out. Woe is me.
Personally I like a neutral colour between stripes of colour. Ambah O’Brien has some projects for mini skeins including cowls and smaller items than wraps or blankets.
I do too. Normally I’d go for gray, but I like pulling out the bits of black from their outfits. I’ll look at her mini patterns, thanks!
I love your new shawl, and also your new miniskein set! Very cool yarns 🙂 I see the new color, I think. Very pretty!
I love my Litmus Cowl, which I just finished. Would you have enough if you added a neutral stripe between the Capitol Rainbow skeins?
I was actually thinking of something along those lines! I don’t think it would be enough for a doubled cowl, but a single loop would work.
I love that color set! I’d be tempted do some kind of modular knitting—maybe mitered squares or entrelac—so that the breaks between the colors is bold. But adding a stripe of black would work, too!