I’ve been just cranking on my What the Fade?! shawl for the last week or so since I last wrote about it. Once I had bid the brioche section at the top of the shawl goodbye it was garter time… lots of garter. This is really easy knitting even with the fun of the fading, and MacKenzie and I have just settled in to binge watch Netflix and crank out the rows of changing colors.
Here’s the thing… I’m doing a lot of dreaming about yarn colors and projects while I’m knitting. It makes things worse that I still have the fabulous Western Sky Knits yarns that I bought at the Interweave Yarn Fest last month still out on display to encourage my dreaming. I already blogged about this yarn: check this out if you want to see my fabulous dream-inducing colors! I’ve been reorganizing the yarn stash and going through my patterns between bouts of knitting, and then I kind of slip into a garter stitch, color-induced waking dream state where I match color/yarn ideas with patterns to decide on projects.
So, with no further ado, let me introduce you to the line-up of May and June projects:
See why I’m knitting so fast? Look at these fabulous yarns and great patterns! Actually there is a lot more where this came from. I just checked, and I have 25 items in my knitting Queue on Raverly, 1,122 patterns in my library, another 159 patterns in my Ravelry shopping basket, and a world class yarn stash. This is all kind of overwhelming if you think about it too much, which is why it is hard to finalize decisions. The last couple of days things just fell into place and I made a list of knitting decisions and kitted up the yarn with the appropriate pattern.
Then I went back to knitting my fade and dreaming of what to do with the colors I have left over. Dreaming of yarn and the beautiful, useful objects that I can make from them.
What can be better than that?
In case you’re wondering… I am still in the middle of testing to clarify the cause of my worsening scleroderma-related symptoms. This week I head in to see another doctor and will get my echocardiogram done; after my heart is sorted out I can get the pulmonary testing that I need. Right now the discussion is mostly about my heart, but they are still gathering data so no definitive diagnosis yet. Through all of this I’m just rocking my knitting and refusing to worry about what I can’t change. Tomorrow I’m planting more flowers in my garden! Peace on, everyone!
13 thoughts on “Dreaming and Fading…”
You’ve got fabulous plans! Isn’t it fun to plan. Whether the plan follows through or evolves into more planning doesn’t matter:)
Your fade is lovely! The colors look so good together.
I hope they get to the bottom of your increased health woes. I’ll keep you in my thoughts:)
Thanks. I am so very pleased with the way the fade is turning out. Of course I stayed it in cold weather, but fall will arrive eventually and I will be ready for it!!
I am so ready for some answers. This week should help with that.
I have been thinking of you and wondering how your appointment went and how you are doing. Absolutely love your What The Fade shawl!! It is perfect! Such great color choices.
I hope the docs can help you soon. Fingers crossed. I like the looks of that shawl pattern. I’m off to check Ravelry to see if I have it in my faves already.
Thanks! I need all the positive energy I can get right now.
The finished shawl had tassels!! It will be so cool. I highly recommend it. It was a little tricky as not only is it a fade, but in the brioche section you pair yarn #1 with #4, then #2 with #5, and finally #3 with #6. I think that’s why the whole shawl is so color balanced.
What great plans! And thank you for the idea- I think I’ll lay out some yarn plans then I can dream as I finish up my current project!
And as soon as you finish your project yippy are ready to start your next one! 😀
Lol I never seem to have a problem starting a new project:)
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Wow. Thank you very much and I will check it out. Have a good week. 😻😻😻