I didn’t win but at least I figured it out before I got too far into the lace motif. The Kindness shawl is off the needles and blocked. I had 48 inches of yarn left after I did one row of the lace motif and an extra row of knitting.
I love it!
I love the colors.
I love the yarn.
It’s the perfect size to wrap around my neck instead of a bulky scarf.
And I only found one mistake. But I don’t care. At least it’s not a dropped stitch!
I loved knitting the 1898 cap so I knit another one in shades of grey. Just because.
My BFF read about the cap and I offered to knit one for her if I could use yarn from my ever-expanding stash.
She is so not a grey person and picked the blue variegated one (second from the right).
As so another quick knit was born in three days.
The yarn is Cascade 220 Paints and I love the color BUT it pools terribly for this needle size and stitch count. Pooling means that the colors group together in pools rather than float nicely around the item. Sometimes it’s a good thing and sometimes not. I wanted the colors play together and not be antisocial and cling together.
The headband is knit first and I really liked the way the colors spread but then when I began the crown part, I was not too happy with the way they didn’t as you can see below. If that would have happened on the front instead of the back, it would have been fine.
I ripped the crown apart and tried to knit with both ends to get rid of the pooling but I was not successful. I had a similar solid light blue in my stash so I randomly knit a row here and there to break it up.
Another finished project – the 1898 cap is off the needles and ready for gifting.
As you may recall I overdyed some purple yarn with food coloring and vinegar because the color was too bright and I could change it.
Loving these colors!
I used a bright green one the back part of the headband so the recipient could tell the front from the back. The back is smaller than the front by design but it’s just easier to tell the difference with a bright, visual clue.
Mr. Aitch (reluctantly) modeled for me. He will find this under the Christmas tree next month.
The doubled headband was easy to knit and will really keep the ears warm.