I dyed my hair a bit darker but I’m not used to it yet; now every time I see it I’m completely surprised. Oh yeah, I have to tell myself. I forgot about that.
Needles: 4 mm (US 6)
Mods: Not intentionally- I messed up the striping sequence. More than once. Find my project page on Ravelry here.
I started knitting this at the end of October – it was a big knit! It wasn’t the only thing I knitted during that time, I’d usually just pick it up and chip away at it over the winter. The pattern was easy to memorize, and I loved how the blended stripes are worked in gradually so that it can work with practically any sort of colour combination. But as much as I love those graduated stripes, I totally messed them up! No one is going to look that closely, but there are definitely more stripes in the first and last sections than in the middle sections, and I’m not too sure about the middle sections either.
Fortunately, there are so many stripes in each section, you’d have to sit there and count them to figure that out. And I doubt anyone is counting the stripes. If they are, then I’m really not doing my part to keep the conversation going.
I really enjoyed my yarn choice, it made knitting this so enjoyable. I used an Aurora Sextet from Spirit Trail Fiberworks – that meant it had 6 different colours in it, although I ended up only using 4. I felt like the wrap was plenty long enough (each solid colour section is about 20 inches long,not including the striping sections), so I didn’t use two of the colourways but have every intention of using them again for something else in the future.
In the end I used the Black Cherry, Antique Rose, Garden Party, and Antique Lace colourways. The Aurora base is a single ply superwash merino and incredibly soft- I must have checked the yarn label a dozen times, convinced there must be silk or cashmere blended in with the merino. It feels like heaven against the skin, so it really is excellent to wear as a wrap or a scarf, next to your skin.
We didn’t have spring- It was snowing and full on winter, now suddenly it is summer. The days are hot, the sun is strong, it’s gorgeous – but not exactly the weather for photos of a large wrap that I imagine wearing with a jacket. So I decided to put on a vintage silk slip I’ve had for ages, channel my inner Elizabeth Taylor, and get all Cat on a Hot Tin Roof with it. Usually my photos are taken outside, wearing real clothes, in natural light. It’s funny though- in the slip and the cozy wrap, I felt as comfortable as if I was fully dressed.
But this was fun, stepping outside of my usual comfort zone for photos. Except I’m still secretly dorky, so there are all kinds of photos where I’m pulling silly faces – Next week I’ll have an outtakes post!