A short and sweet update from me this week as we turn from August into September mid-week.
Foss Sweater: Finished! I posted about that on Friday if you’re interested in seeing some pictures. I think this one is going to get a lot of wear this fall.
Stillness Shawl: After I posted my update last week, I realized I wasn’t really happy with the two speckled lighter yarns competing with each other, so I ripped this back to the dark purple section, pulled out a skein of silvery-gray (nicely enough also from A Homespun House which is where the purple speckle I’m keeping in this project is also from), and reknit. So I’m not really any further along than I was in last week’s update, but I’m just about back to where I was and ready to move forward in the pattern. It’s still a really subtle contrast with the gray and the light purple speckle, but I like it better.
Nothing else to report on, as my DH and I decided to take a short road trip before Labor Day so we’ve been enjoying Colorado again this weekend. More YOPs to go on the needles once we’re back and September kicks off this week.
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Your shawl looks great. I love the pattern. Congrats on a sweater FO. Enjoy your trip.
Thank you – the pattern was recommended by several friends so I figured I couldn’t go wrong. 🙂 We had a lovely time away!
I like the gray you added to the shawl. Your road trip sounds like a good time. Do you have photos?
Thank you! and yes, I do – I’ll be doing up a travelogue post later this week 🙂
Have a lovely trip, I hope you do a post with some photos. I visited Colorado in about 1995 and loved it. One day I’d like to get back there.
Thank you – it was beautiful. We love having an excuse to head north to visit that state, especially as it’s just beginning to show hints of fall!
Colorado is a state I’ve always wanted to visit, but haven’t made it there yet. My spouse says its beautiful and he wouldn’t mind retiring out there (in 25 years).
I like the subtle contrast, it will be very beautiful when completed!
You’ll have to put it on the bucket list then; it’s a beautiful state. It’s gotten so much busier since we moved out here 12 years ago. The amount of traffic on the back roads is astounding (nothing like the Beltway or much of the east coast, granted… but a lot compared to what we’re used to out here.)
I might just tag along on a work trip with my spouse in a year or two. Once he is traveling enough to have enough airline points.
Very pretty. The subtle gray addition works wonderfully.
Thank you! And it’s another stash yarn, so a win/win 🙂
The shawl looks good! Sometimes ripping back to change yarn is just the right thing to do.
Thank you! Yep, even tho no one likes reverse progress, sometimes it’s a necessary thing!
Indeed! I recently ripped back a large chunk of a sock because I didn’t like the way the heel looked. So I completely get it!
Always better to undo and redo so you will be happy with the end result. Enjoy your road trip as summer comes to an end.
I love those yarns together…it’s going to be gorgeous when you’re done but what fun working on it too. I lvoe Colorado but I’m afraid of heights so not a good mix. I hope you have a wonderful time!
Thank you! I am definitely enjoying working on it. 🙂