A Little Tardy to the Fade Party
I have finally joined the ranks of knitters from the last 2.5 months and cast on my own shawl. I am currently on my first color, but I’ve made it into the lace section!
My biggest problem was choosing colors, and no it wasn’t that I had too many decisions it came down to a lack of options. I know what you are thinking (especially if you’ve seen my stash flashes on here.) However as someone who hasn’t been knitting much in the last while I discovered that most of partial skeins are either 1) far too scratchy for a piece worn near my neck. 2) not enough of the color to actually complete a section.
A large part of the charm of the FYF shawl is the color picking, between 3-10+ colors in one shawl. The idea of the shawl being a fade into colors that at least somewhat match (I know there are knitters out there who have decided to forgo this method and take the fade to mean the color blending sections, unfortunately I wasn’t really able to do that either.) Basically my problem was the color were close enough that they could be good together, or they could end up looking like the results when the cats eat too quickly.
Luckily with some stick-to-it-ness and a bit of hope I *think* I managed to find five colors that would work. Of course they all happened to be full balls, which if nothing else provides more options for The-Never-Ending-But-Probably-Would-If-I-Actually-Worked-On-It-More Sock Blanket. So at least at that’s a bit of a win.
Please ignore the blanket in the background, I’m not feeling the greatest and that means I am kind of snuggled into bed. Also of note you can’t see them in the photo, but 2/3 cats are passed out on the bed-fairly close to one another which doesn’t happen too much around here.
Anyway, my colors from left to right (they are in reverse order here, so far right is my current/first color.)
1)Sweet Georgia Tough Love Sock in the Sugar Shack colorway
2)Knit Pick’s Gloss Fingering in the Burgundy colorway
3) Lorna’s Laces in the Zombie BBQ colorway
4)Knit Pick’s Gloss Fingering in the Jade colorway
5) Malabrigo Sock in the Candombe colorway.
How’s your crafty stuff going? Excited for the Vernal Equinox? I’d love to hear from you in the comments.