Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Knitting with books

I'm still knitting my version of Find Your Fade using Knit Pick's Hawthorne.

simple to knit lacy shawl pattern,
Find Your Fade

I can not tell you how much I'm loving this pattern.  It's so simple and easily memorized yet I never get bored.  I'm in a constant state of, "Oooh! It's almost time to change colors/knit lace/read while I knit garter stitch" excitement.  And the colors.... While I was pretty happy with the colors when I chose them, I was also filled with self doubt.  I'm not always so great when it comes to choosing color schemes.  But this project... I'm just thrilled with the way the brown merged into the green/brown then how the golds in the green/brown transitioned with the golds in the red. The red, which is really more of a berry pinkish red, transitioned perfectly with the purpley blue which blended so well with the aqua that it was hard to tell the two yarns apart at first. Find Your Fade is quickly becoming my all time favorite knitted project.

And look how big it is -

knitting the Find Your Fade shawl pattern with Knit Pick's Hawthorne fingering yarn
Finding My Fade

Unblocked and bunched up on a 24" needle, it's still almost as wide as my dining room table.  I just can not wait to have it off the needles and wrapped around me while I cast on another.

Meanwhile, I finished reading Invasive, thank goodness.  Don't get me wrong, it was a great read, but those ants....  I can still feel them crawling on me.  Now, I'm reading Nicholas Sparks' A Bend in the Road and Nineteen Eighty Four.

Nineteen Eighty Four is an odd choice for me.  I read it in high school and didn't enjoy it. I guess I hadn't yet discovered my love of horror.  Both Nineteen Eighty Four and A Brave New World came up in conversation during last week's supervisor training session & I realized that the two books are sort of merged together in my mind.  My plan is to read Nineteen Eighty Four then if I can stand it, A Brave New World.  We'll see how that plan goes.  So far, my horror loving & slightly fearful of the government's control adult brain is enjoying appreciating Nineteen Eighty Four much more than my 14 or 15 year old brain did.

Please join me over at Ginny's place and at Frontier Dreams for a discussion of what others are reading and creating.

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  1. Your Find Your Fade is real pretty. All these blog posts today are making me want to cast it on asap!

    1. Thanks! Definitely cast on a Find Your Fade, but make sure all your other deadlines are met first because once you start, you won't be able to stop knitting.

  2. awwww, you make it sound so fun. i only knit items that are fun, or "should" be fun. i don't like when it's a struggle like my last knit!!! it's so lovely, beautiful colors!!! and donna is right, lot's of really pretty knits today!!!

    1. It's definitely a fun knitting project. And simple! It's just garter stitch & simply *yo, k2tog" lace. The pattern is simple to memorize although you're constantly changing what you're doing. You never get bored!

  3. I'm lovely the colors of your shawl as they appear.I guess I better think about if I want to jump into the find your fade fad.

  4. I keep going back on making this pattern. I probably will eventually. Right now I'm working on Match and Move - and it is going to be sooo big!!

    Linda in VA

  5. Your shawl looks amazing so far I love the colors together! enjoy your reading, the last horror book I read was the shining by Stephan King I was scared reading it but it was so good! I might try reading another one of his books again if I am brave...

  6. I have reread books and experienced them completely differently at different times in my life. I hope you get something out of the experience!