I keep forgetting that this a regular week for most folks. Losing track of the days is one of my favourite things about being on vacation. Everyday is a Saturday. (Except the last day before you go home. That day is like one long Sunday night. That will be Friday for us. Boo.)
I have, at least, managed to be on time for Work-in-progress Wednesday. Last week we took a long road trip and as I wasn't named on the rental vehicle, I got to knit the whole time. (Note to self: NEVER get named on the rental vehicle!)
I finished my Noble Cowl but I won't be able to show it until I get home and block it. I made good progress on my first self striping sock with an afterthought heel.
Then, I spent the rest of my time working on my Citron.
|It is much more limey than this photo is showing but it's pouring rain and this is best I could get.|
Herein lies the problem. I'm really enjoying the knitting and how the pattern is looking. But... I hate the colour. I'm using Malabrigo Lace in the Mariposa colourway. I like the yellow and purpley-brown flecks but the overall colour is turning out very limey. Lime is definitely not one of my colours.
As I see it, I have four choices. I can:
- Finish the shawl and give it away
- Finish the shawl and dye it (I have never done this)
- Frog it and dye the yarn (I have also never dyed yarn)
- Finish it, decide it is gorgeous and keep it.
Thoughts? Advice? Commiserations? All would be appreciated.
I have looked forward to knitting myself a Citron for a long time. Being knit in lace weight yarn, it is a pretty big commitment and I really want to love it.
On a happier note, I have started to catch up on some of the podcasts I missed while I was away in the Land Lacking in Modern Technology and I was shocked to see I got a shout-out on the Must Stash Podcast! So exciting! I have to admit I involuntarily squealed - shh don't tell. Thanks Stacie and Steph!
As usual, I'm linking up with Tami's for WIP Wednesday. I won't be able to show you my FO on Friday so instead I'm going to start a new post for Fridays when I don't have an FO that I'm calling "Feed the Fibre Addiction Fridays". This week will start with my purchases from my visit this past weekend to Baadeck Yarns. Yippee!
Hope your Wednesday is so much fun you forget what day it is!