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FO: Reverse Psychology

Here is another Knit-a-Long project!  It turns out I really respond to outside motivation.  This one was in the Fans of Wolle’s Yarn Creations group.

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Pattern: Reverse Psychology by Mindy Ross

Yarn: Wolle’s Yarn Creations Color Changing Cotton, 100 grams in Peachy 2

Needles: US 5

Start Date: July 11, 2014

Finish Date: August 8, 2014

I used TOHO 6/0 beads in a frosted peach colorway.  I also used a 1.00 mm Fleegle Beader to apply the beads.  This wasn’t always super successful.  Maybe some of my beads were a little small.  Some of them were a little tough to get on all four strands of the yarn.

Here’s a closeup of the beads:

The pattern was written out line by line.  It was a fun pattern.  A little random, so I feel like I could have done it a number of different ways and it would turn out close enough to the same.  I had a bit of yarn left over so I did some of the rows of the extended pattern.  I wanted to use up as much yarn as I could because I wanted to use all of my last color.  I blocked my shawl pretty straight across, but I could have added little points too.

It’s a slightly weird shape.  Extremely long and narrow.  It’s not quite a natural shape to wear.  It involves a lot of arranging.  But I am pretty happy with how it turned out.  I love the colors.  This skein of yarn was the most umm, vagina-like of all of my Wolle’s skeins.

I was going to rotate that photo but then got lazy.

A perfect little scarf/shawl/necklacey thing for the summer!

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FO: Medallion-Edged Shrug

Better late than never, huh?  I finished this guy last month.  I had been wanting to knit up the pattern for a while and was inspired to start by the Yarniacs‘ Colors of Fall KAL.

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Pattern: Medallion-Edged Shrug by Katya Frankel from knit.wear Spring 2012.

Yarn: Forbidden Woolery Pride Lace in Goldilocks.  About .7 skeins.

Needles: US 4

Start Date: June 17, 2014

Finish Date: July 24, 2014

Notes: None really!  I knit this exactly as written.  Before starting I had assumed that the lace edgings were knit at the same time as the body.  But the edgings are picked up and worked afterwards.  I guess this makes sense, but I wasn’t thinking about that.  Which means the body and sleeves were pretty mindless knitting.  Good think that the sweater is cropped!

The yarn has little sparkles in it due to the Stellina content, but it is hard to see in the pictures.  The yellow is pretty close to Misted Yellow, one of the Pantone Fall 2014 colors.  One of my favorite knitting podcasts, The Yarniacs, is doing a Colors of Fall KAL with the Pantone colors.  I decided to join in with this one.  I have a bunch of other projects in the pipeline in Pantone colors, but I don’t think that I will get to them before the end of the Knit A Long.  Also, I’ve gotten really into podcasts recently.  There is a lot of time at work where I do mindless labor and podcasts are perfect for keeping me entertained!

Not much else to say about this one!  This should be a good layering piece for most of the year here in Los Angeles.  I have more to show you soon.  I have had a lot of anxiety about almost everything in my life and for some reason that includes blogging.  It feels overwhelming beforehand when it is actually easy and fairly stress-free when you actually do it.  So I’m hoping that I’ll come to my senses and get back to a regular schedule.  I have actually been putting off posting things on Ravelry because I didn’t have the energy to blog them!  For goodness sakes!  I need to get out of my head.

See you soon!  Really, I mean it!

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