Thursday, July 13, 2017

Summer's Shadow Shawl from Hemstitched Heirlooms - Day 5

Happy accidents...

I’ve put in a lot of hours on the border of this shawl and I’m only a bit over one-third done.  This project will go to seven posts, I’m sure of it.

One interesting thing I’ve noted: to me, the garter stitch section of this shawl gives off a slightly more green hue while the border gives off a slightly more blue hue.  At first I thought it was a trick of the eye, but when I realized I switched skeins just about the same time I moved on to the border section, it made sense.  

So, if you’re knitting this with a hand-dyed or otherwise variable colorway yarn, you might want to make sure you are deliberate in when you switch from one skein to another.  For me, it was just a happy accident—one of the lovely surprises knitting offers up.

I have become comfortable enough to take this out in public, and I have a meeting tonight and a member-of-the-audience thing tomorrow, so I anticipate lots of useful knitting time.  I’ll need it—this thing is a sizable undertaking!

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