C I've been loving all the colorwash scarves. Loving them so much that seeing them got me to finally knit with a wild yarn I bought years ago but could never decide on a pattern because it's so pretty. Nothing seemed nice enough. (Til Colorwash.) So I finally decided it was time to ___knit that yarn! __ It's sea silk in the melon colorway. My skein is very pale and muted compared to others I've seen online. Usually I gravitate toward saturated jewel tones, but something about that skein....
Since I only had one skein I mixed and matched a stitch pattern and shaping, I believe the latter was similar to Colorwash. During the knitting I played with needle sizes, & shaping tweaks, but without any tiinking, I just kept knitting apace. It was the most fun I've had in ages! Definitiely the most fun knitting I've ever done. And it reminded me that I played around much more when I first started knitting & hadnt gotten intimidated yet. But I'm going to try to do more playing & less worrying, cuz knitting is s'pose to be fun! (The women who wrote that are SO SMART!)
I ended up frogging it because my shaping experimenting didn't result in one I liked. But although I frogged it, it was one of the best & most fun knits I've ever done. I even bound off. It was truly "done"!" That in itself is huge for me & showed me what happens when fun takes priority.
So thank you to everyone for inspiring me to use that "precious" skein & for reminding me how much fun knitting on the fly can be.
Here are some photos of this pretty yarn - IRL it's more subtle & muted & prettier.
I'll promise to try learn how to crop and save that version next time. (I crpped 3x but couldnt grt it to stick! Advice gladly accepted - i used an iphone.)
Now to find a pattern or mash-up a few.....