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Unraveling . . .

Here's what I started knitting yesterday . . . 


It's Kirsten Kapur's Colorwash Scarf from Wild Yarns, the Mason-Dixon Knitting Field Guide No. 3.  I've been planning this knit for weeks -- but wanted to finish a few other things before casting on.  I had planned to only knit with the "wild" yarn" (some lovely stuff I picked up at Rhinebeck a couple of years ago), but after I saw Vicki's finished Colorwash Scarf, I decided to throw in a contrast color.

(And hoo boy . . . so glad I did!  Because for the first several rows, I kept forgetting to pass the slipped stitch over.  If I'd been using just the one color, I would have had to unravel constantly.  With two colors, well . . . there is immediate accountability.)  (And I only had to unravel twice.)  (Full disclosure.)

Anyway.  This design hits all my knitting-buttons:  rhythmic pattern, fun color changes, and stripes.  Those three features can keep my interest for hours at a time!

As for reading . . . right now I've got The Lonely Hearts Hotel by Heather O'Neill, borrowed through Overdrive, on my iPad.  (This title was on the Bailey's Women's Prize for Fiction long list this year.)  I've only just read the first 75 pages, so I'm guessing this will be my first Bingo square (although I haven't quite figured out which one yet. . . ).

Speaking of bingo, don't forget that Summer Book Bingo begins this Saturday, May 27.  Check out the sidebar on Mary's blog to learn more.  Grab your card and read along!


I'm joining along with Kat's Unraveled group today.  See what everyone else is . . . unraveling . . . here.


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Oh boy! Your colorwash is going to be GORGEOUS! Love the yarn you have chosen for that. The Lonely Hearts Hotel looks interesting - I had not heard of that. Will be interested to see what you think.


I've been admiring the Colorwash for the last few weeks but just can't start something new until I wrap up a couple of things myself. This weekend may be just what I need...a little good weather and a little bad! Your scarf will be lovely.


I've been thinking about Colorwash ever since seeing Vicki's stunning example, but I've only pictured it in bright yarns from my stash. Yours is equally stunning and now you've got me thinking about other possibilities. You've paired your yarns perfectly and I LOVE it! The "fairytale underworld" of Lonely Hearts Hotel sounds quite interesting (so I'm off to check Overdrive)!

Jeannie Gray

Wow! Your Colorwash is going to be gorgeous!


Colorwash is going to be fantastic. I love your color choices. I'm looking forward to Lonely Hearts Hotel but I'll wait to hear your review.


I've got to knit a Colorwash at some point but I'm not sure when. I'm planning my summer reading now and it's so fun!


Oh I can't wait to see your Colorwash - so far it's lovely!

Cheryl S.

Pretty! I really like those colors together.


Wow--your Colorwash is going to be spectacular. I added the Lonely Hearts to my TBR list.


Whoa - your Colorwash is stunning. Perfect yarn choice! (and yeah, the pattern is so much fun ... maybe I'll use two colors for my next one).


Oooh, that is going to be STUNNING!!


Oooo! I love your colorwash! Beautiful!

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