The knitting that brought the mojo back!

My most colourful knit so far this year has been this shawl. It has been massively addictive, and it sparked my knitting mojo! All in all a wonderful project! The name? You´ve probably heard it before since it has 4373 projects on Ravelry (!) It´s the Find your fade by Andrea Mowry.

The actual knitting of the shawl is quite easy. It´s picking the colours that´s challenging. I had pretty much no idea what I was going for when I sat down with my box of beautiful yarn and tried out colour combinations. The nice thing about this shawl is that you get to use extremely bright colours (like my orange one), that you maybe didn´t quite know what to do with, but you loved it all the same. When I first picked out my colours, I thought there were 6 colours in the shawl. It´s not. It´s 7. But I found the perfect colour towards the end. My colours range from deep purple to bright red/coral. The yarns I´ve used is:

  1. tuLLiBaLL Kos in the colourway Pompøs
  2. A wee bit knitty Hand dyed yarn Tough cookie in a purple speckled experiment
  3. Knit Picks Hawthorne Speckle Handpaint in the colourway Graffiti Speckle
  4. Herbstblatt Regina Hazel Soft Sock in the colourway Melting snowman
  5. Rohrspatz & Wollmeise Sockenwolle 80/20 Twin in the colourway Küken
  6. A wee bit knitty Hand dyed yarn Tough cookie in a red/coral experiment
  7. Decadently Divine Decadent Sock in the colourway Autumn Blaze

…and I used 4.0mm/US6 Knit Pro Zing for this project. (Not my favourite circular needles. The yarn kept snagging at the join between cable and needle.)

I cast on my shawl on May 6, and finished it on May 28. During that time I went on a trip with my boyfriend, and since I´m a morning person and he isn´t, I managed to get a great deal of knitting in on those two days.

My shawl has been the main focus of my podcast in May. Because I was obsessed! I was knitting on it all the time!

I´ll admit that blocking it was a bit of a challenge. I had to remove our hammock and hang the shawl to dry in it´s place. Leaving the blocking up to gravity…

It´s done and ready to wear now! I was able to use it like three days before it got too hot! But come autumn I´m bringing this baby back into my wardrobe! If this isn´t a feel good shawl, I don´t know what is!

If you want to se more of this shawl, you should check out episode number 4 of my podcast!


7 thoughts on “The knitting that brought the mojo back!”

  1. I have to laugh to myself…I’m up at 6 a.m. and it’s 43 F outside and I’m outside on my deck having coffee. My husband is sleeping and my cat has taken over my spot on the bed. Hubby won’t be up till 9-9:30 and only cuz he has to work!!

    I’m glad you’re back!! You just made my crappy day a lot brighter! Knit on!

    1. Sounds like our house… When we camp in the living room, I´m the first one up, and my dog takes my side of the bed. All up-side-down relaxed snoring… Thank you for telling me that you like my return to podcasting! It really means a lot! Knit on!

  2. Great seeing your podcast. My daughter who is living in Spain at the moment will be on her way to visit a friend in Norway on Thursday. Can’t wait to hear about her visit. She will be back in the states for the summer and then back to Madrid for the year in October.
    Love your haircut! So cute!

    1. Thank you! I hope your daughter has a lovely time in Norway! And I bet it will be nice when she gets home for the summer!

  3. It is absolutely beautiful, I can see why you would have been obsessed with it.. Nice to see it hanging there too, quite imposing, that length !
    And I have to admit I am a tad jealous about your porch/verandah.. that looks wonderfull too !

    1. Thank you José! I can´t wait to wrap myself in it for autumn/winter! I´m on the hunt for a new winter jacket, and I will keep the colours in my Fade in mind, so I won´t buy something that will clash completely!
      The porch is lovely! It´s pretty much shielded from wind and direct sun, so we love it! (A nice place to knit!)

  4. I love your shawl Lena, the colour transitions are gorgeous. I’m going for something smaller but similar in shape called the Lil’ triangle on Ravelry. I wanted orange in mine too but trying to decide on the final choice of 3 out of my stash has made my head hurt so I resorted to Etsy and bought even more colours. Will that make my decision easier or harder I now wonder?

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