I finished my Exploration Station by Stephen West last Saturday, but it was several days before the light was right for pictures. I took the first set of pictures while it was overcast, and it sucked the joy out of the outrageous colors I chose.
I was glad to have the chance to try again a few days later when the sun finally made an appearance. It was gloomy and grey here in Middle Tennessee for entirely too long.
This shawl is so far outside of my normal "1970s Kitchen Appliance" color palette that it's almost shocking. I adore it - it was just the shot of cheer that I've needed this winter.
I used two skeins of Dream in Color Jilly, and two of Suburban Stitcher Single Sock. The rest of the details (including specifics on colorways and how much I used of each skein) can be found here.
I've also recently finished my Litmus Cowl by Amy Edwards Green (Amyflorence of Stranded Dyeworks and Podcast fame).
This picture was taken on one of those grey days I was talking about - while this cowl actually is more reserved in color than the Exploration Station, it's not as muted as it looks in this photo.
|Look at that cute kid, y'all.|
I'd originally been worried that I was going to run out of the contrast color, but it turned out perfectly. I used every drop of the Canon Hand Dyes mini set, and 90 out of 100g of the White Birch skein I paired it with. Each color was approximately 11 rounds, so I did 9 rounds of the contrast and that solved it. My Ravelry project page is here.
After I finished the shawl, the only thing I had left other than four (?!) blankets was a pair of shorty socks.
That didn't last very long.
It's time to figure out what the next big thing is going to be. Another shawl? I'm on quite a shawl kick right now.
I'll think about it while I work on this sock.