Wednesday, 18 July 2012

WIP Wednesday: To The Last Stitch


Turns out being one year older does not make one stop making silly knitty mistakes, but about that a bit later :-)

Last week, when I struggled to pick colour to complete my Holden shawl(ette) as I intended to extend the shawl with lace repeats in another shade, many of you suggested I dye my own yarn. - and that's exactly what I did. You can see the results here. One of the yarn I made is the perfect match, so my Holden is back on the needles.

Late last night, I finished what was meant to be my last repeat and I had exactly 15g of yarn left which, according to my calculations, would be EXACTLY what I needed for another repeat. After much "should I, should I not??" I decided to have a go at knitting it.

Breath in, hands sweating, my eyes going all cross from staring at the yarn wishing it would be enough, needles squeaking from knitting tightly... I finished the repeat with this much to spare..... phew...!!!!
You can just about to see the different colour in this photo

While I got really lucky I'm not sure next time I will be giving myself another knitty heart attack!


As always, check out Tami's Amis for more inspirations! 


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18 comments

  1. So beautiful!! If you can do this then entrelac will be so incredibly easy! Lace is harder to do by far. I love the color, great job!

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  2. It's said that knitting is relaxing, isn't it? ;-) However, the shawl is worth the sweaty hands and almost heart attack.

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  3. oooh your shawl is so beautiful, and the hand dyed yarn is gorgeous. have a knitty wednesday xxx

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  4. You did a fabulous job matching the colour! Glad your yarn held out for that repeat, it's always terrifying as you get towards the end of the yarn, isn't it?!

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  5. Beautiful, I love that pattern. Yours looks spectacular. I can't see the difference so according to me you did a fantastic job dying the yarn

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  6. !
    I love when you're not sure if you're going to make it and then, by some amazing luck, you do.
    Also that dyeing tutorial was great- what an excellent color. Your Holden is going to look amazing ♥

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  7. Your shawl is pretty, not only the pattern is beautiful but the color of the yarn is too!

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  8. I love that shawl!! So pretty! I'm so jealous of all the things people can knit, I need to start practising a bit more on my knitting.

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  9. Wow, that's awesome that you could dye up something to match. I sure can't see the difference!

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  10. Looking so beautiful! I can't believe you matched it so well! That's very tricky to do!

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  11. Looks great! I think its a good match. Good call on dying your own yarn!

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  12. The holden shawl is beautiful! Well done on matching the yarn so well with your dyeing :)

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  13. Whew, I'm so glad that the extra repeat worked out! And gorgeously. I love this pattern, and your knitting and colours are perfect. :)

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  14. Oooh, I really like how this is going to look!

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  15. Wow it's a beautiful color

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  16. WOOHOOO - what a relief that the yarn was just enough....so much for chilling out when knitting :))))
    LOVE how the Holden is looking right now

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  17. Yay for your risk paying off! I recently did the same thing when I was binding off my hitchhiker, such immense relief haha!

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