Friday, 8 July 2011

FO Friday: She's like the wind....

Ok this is a little bit annoying.

If you read my previous post, you know that I've been spit-splicing two skeins of Chroma so I can get stripes in my Daybreak that don't run in two colours per row.
Chroma is not ideal for this method due to nylon content, but it works acceptably well (unless you have a microscope!). As I started on the border, I decided to go with it and don't worry about rows since purl bumps separate colours in a pretty way.

However, as I was working on my 3rd bump row (I could smell the bind off from there!) I met first knot in the skein.
Well, hello there, Mr. Knot, you were not invited to the party. Please go.
So I had to dive into the skein once again trying to find out the place where I can attach my yarn pre-knot. And guess what - it was dyed the other way!!

So the colour were going:
Purple->blue->turquoise->pale blue->cream->yellowy->pinkish->pink->reddish->brown->purple

After encountering Mr. Knot, colours went this way:

Pink->pinkish->yellowy->cream->pale blue.... argh!!!

So I continued where the skein took me, in the end, it doesn't look that bad.

As I laid it out for blocking, wow it grew!!! It didn't look so big when it was on the needles
If you think these are office drawing pins and part of them is pinned to the carpet, then you're really, really wrong. I mean, who would do that?? ;o)
I took my Daybreak to the seaside today, I'm not 100% happy with the photos, but wind+rain is the only weather we get over here recently so for the time being these will have to do.

To check out what other folks finished today, head to Tami Amis blog here


  1. I totally LOVE it!!!!!!!!!! Wow - it's just so pretty, and so are your photos :)

    Hope you have a lovely weekend

  2. I love it. Your WIP post inspired me to cast on my second Daybreak in pink and grey and I'm loving it so far.

  3. I think that both the Daybreak and the beach photos are beautiful. Makes me want to knit one!

  4. It's so beautiful! I have to make a shawl for my Dad's girlfriend and you have inspired me!

  5. It looks great despite your troubles. Hate when you hit a knot unexpectedly like that.

  6. Great shawl. The color sequence looks fabulous. Even a windy, rainy day at the seashore is a great day (writing this from 100 degree, dry land-locked TX - your seashore looks pretty good).


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