Logical Progression
Colourful Finishing

so maybe I started that shawl everyone is knitting...

And maybe, I just about have it finished.  

Colour affection

Yep, a Colour Affliction Affection Shawl.  In Madeline Tosh Merino Light.  I've never used the yarn before and there were buckets of it at the Needle Emporium booth at the Spring Knitter's Frolic and well, I fell down. 

And it's all garter stitch.  I LOVE garter stitch and colour and easy knitting and pretty yarn.  So you can totally see how it might happen that I would be knitting this shawl every chance I had.

It also goes to show that while I'm still a good knitter, I'm a rather poor blogger.  Late April and May was consumed with work and Colour Affection was the perfect diversion after a long day (or even during the evening work sessions where I had downtime waiting for the computer to do it's thing--I was system testing).

I'm at the bind off now and it's taking some time.  I also forgot to count at some point and ended up doing an extra repeat in the 3 colour section.  Not that I mind, the shawl is a bit bigger and it's been a fun knit so it doesn't matter.

Colour affection

The colours are Manor (blue), Thyme (green and impossible to photograph) and Cathedral (reds, pinks, greens and blues and GORGEOUS).  I tried to move out of my usual colour selections, and didn't do very well, but I did choose something more subtle than is normal for me.

Today, I'm taking an actual lunch break and will go visit Lettuce Knit and hopefully bind this shawl off.  I haven't been to my LYS in a long time because of work and ball hockey so it'll be nice to breathe some yarn fumes.  

 

 

Comments

Wow! Love this color combination for the shawl! It's my favorite of all that I've seen. So far I've resisted casting on for the "affliction" but this is an inspiration.

I'm guilty of having made one too! :) I love love love your color combination. Well done!

I have supplies for one, but trying to catch up on all the other WIPs. Yours looks soooo lovely! You have an amazing way about combining colours!
(How's the bike riding? My bike is an Electra similar to yours but over the top yellow with red tulips on it and tulips on the seat covers and handlebars. I smile every time I ride it!)
Wishing you a beautiful day!

That looks wonderful! I have that shawl in my favorites and plan to knit it...sometime. Love your color combos.

I started mine at the beginning of June (well, last week) and I started the 3 color section yesterday. It is pleasingly fast to knit.

J'ai fournitures pour un, mais en essayant de rattraper son retard sur tous les autres whips. Votre air si belle! Vous avez une façon incroyable sur la combinaison de couleurs!

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