What a productive week, at least for knitting. I can’t really comment about the rest of the week because my time was largely spent knitting. Because of this, I now have two new shawls to add to my ever growing collection. Earlier in the week, I finished my Bigger on the Inside shawl, pattern by Kate Atherley. I posted months ago about dyeing the yarn for this shawl, my first foray into home-dyeing. After working on this shawl for months, I’m rather happy to see it off the needles.
The other project I happily finished had only been on the needles for two weeks. It was a very fast knit. The pattern is called Tipsoo Cowl from Creative Knitting magazine. I checked libraries in my city and surrounding towns, but no branch had this issue; my desire to make this pattern was strong enough that I caved and bought the digital edition of this magazine. Totally worth it because I love this finished cowl.
The cowl was part of yet another challenge I joined (apparently I can’t help myself). The Toronto Knitter’s Frolic is hosting a challenge, encouraging people to use yarns in your stash from previous frolics, and if you do so, you may have a chance to win prizes. I bought this beautiful yarn from Indigodragonfly from last year’s frolic.
AND, on top of all this, I’ve been dyeing again. I’m a huge fan of the MCU and am very excited for when Infinity Wars hits the theatres. I’m so excited, that I’ve started knitting a Captain America shawl, because, why not at this point. I had enough blue yarn left from the Tardis shawl, and I thought it would be nice to have the shawl made entirely from yarn I’ve dyed. Red was dyed on Saturday, and I had today, Monday, off, so the grey/silver was dyed this afternoon. It was a tricky colour to get right, but all afternoon, I’ve been peaking at my slow cooker, getting increasingly happy with what I saw.