The heat of summer is finally breaking (I hope) – we just had another over-90F day and now it is windy and raining, which, true to my British Isles roots, is very soothing and appealing. Lately I haven’t been able to sleep at night because it is so steamy, and, well, I only have a ceiling fan, no AC.
Despite this hot humid weather, my pile of woolen WIPs continues to grow. I have rarely let sticky weather stop me.
My Find Your Fade is gradually growing – I have reached color #3 of 7, and section 5 of 13.
While most of us in the KAL, including one person’s son, decided that our first few rows strongly resembled a thong, I have powered past the “looks like underwear some love but I would never wear or if I did wouldn’t let the public see it never liked that trend #TrueConfessions” stage.
I’m not sure in the end that I’m satisfied with my color choices, but given that I only wanted to stash-shop, this was the best selection. It demonstrates the difficulty of the transition from loving a yarn in the skein and creating something that is still lovable once it’s knit up. The other frustration perhaps is that the pattern calls for SEVEN different yarns, but only around 1500 yards total. This means that I will still have around half of each of these yarns still in my stash! Does that then even qualify as stash-busting?
At any rate, I am chugging along and enjoying this as TV knitting. And one day, I will enjoy it as a shawl!
If you’re curious about any of the yarns I’m using, they are all recorded on Ravelry under my Find Your Fade project.