lundi 26 juin 2017

Find Your Fade

Since we are doing the #kalpomponfade at our LYS, I decided to kick myself in the butt and gather enough stash yarn to make a Find Your Fade by Andrea Mowry
I'll have to figure out a way to picture the entire shawl in a pretty way. Maybe a clothesline or a fence... For now, let's look at it in chunks. 
As I stated on my project page, I used only stash yarn for this one, but I ran out quite a few times. I wasn't sure about the various colours, but I like the effect. It's subtle in a light pink in the middle, with deeper and more saturated colours at the tips. 

It is huge! Everyone says it is, and it's true. Being a loose knitter, I made sure I didn't stretch it during blocking, but garter stitch has a will of its own! If I were to knit this again, I would take the calculator out and take off some of the garter stitch rows to make it smaller while still ending the same way. 
This piece will serve as a wrap and blanket in the sofa for sure! It is so cosy and soft. Can't wait to wear it outside when it gets more chilly.
I am not done with the #kalpomponfade and fading in general. While I'm writing this, I'm already knitting my third SoFaded sweater and I intend to make the Pint-sized for my goddaughter.

It's a wrap!

My Joji MKAL is done now! That Starting Point pattern, by Joji Locatelli, was a big commitment! 5 weeks of knitting on 5 skeins and very little left (I'll weight and update my Ravelry project page).
I wasn't sure I would take part, until the first clue was out and I looked at the spoilers to find that the colour changes happened frequently. That really did it for me, so I went through my stash and cast on. 
But I wasn't happy with my first pick. It was too busy and I felt I needed a more classic look for this wrap. I own a great deal of colour crazy shawls... Proof here, here and here
So I frogged my first attempt and purchased five new skeins from our shop! I'm very happy with my gradient from natural to Mouton noir (a blueish black). The other upside is that most of the content is local : two Julie Asselin and one Sweet Paprika. Again, all details on my yarns are listed on my project page
Everything is smooth and soft and a pleasure to wear. The process wasn't bad either, but let's just say I was grateful to attend all these congresses and conferences those 5 weeks as it was a loooot of garter stitches!
Folded, it looks like a blanket. Well, extended too! If I doubled the size in width I'd have a bedcover!
Looking forward to wearing it in many, many different ways, including snuggled in front of tv with my knitting!