Today, an update on what I did with my NightShift shawl.
First I want to say how much I appreciated your feedback on the photo I shared last week. I ultimately decided I needed to rip back to that large yellow section as it wast just too much. Not too much yellow (or mustard, as I prefer to call it) because I love the yellow, but too much all in one spot.
I then consulted with several color experts (Sean . . . Kym . . . and others) and I decided I needed more Malabrigo Rios in colors that would provide more contrast and settled on a skein of Living Coral, a skein of Reflecting Pool, and a second skein of Frank Ochre (told you I loved the mustard). WEBS was out of the colors I needed. Loopy Ewe was as well. Simply Socks Yarn Company had just what I wanted, though.
I ordered on Thursday and had it on Monday which is damn good in these days of delayed and slow shipping.
And now I’m moving forward and loving it again. I learned two things after really studying the project last week and analyzing my feelings about it: one, contrast is key and two, I prefer frequent color changes. Let’s hope I have no more unraveling on this one now that I’ve identified this.
I’m reading Murder On Cape Cod. It’s a cozy mystery and complete fluff but that makes it a great escape. Plus, it’s set on Cape Cod (duh) and even though the town in the story is fiction, the surrounding towns and businesses mentioned are real and that makes it extra fun for me.
I’m joining with Kat this week to talk about knitting and reading. I hope you’re knitting something you love and reading something you find entertaining.