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Color is good today

I thought I had better share this little lovely before it gets ripped out. Yep, as lovely as it is, and as fun as it has been to make, I am going to rip it out. Turns out entralac takes a lot of yarn. This is almost an entire skein and I only have two so unless I want a nice three foot scarf (blocked) then I had better find a new yarn for this pattern and a new pattern for this yarn.

Oh, and what is the yarn and pattern? The yarn is Nashua Wooly Stripes in Jewel. It is a loosely spun wool but it is pretty soft and the color is amazing. The pattern is our beloved Danica. It is a great looking scarf and fun to knit. Not nearly as complicated as it seems like it would be and the difficulty level is tangy but it isn't tangy at all. I think the biggest challenge is keeping track of where you are in the pattern. Nothing a post it can't fix.

entralac scarf

I've been going on and on about the mitered squares and promising that I'll share. I'm certain everyone is desperately checking to see WHEN I will finally share a picture. I don't want to keep you in suspense any longer.

Here they are just thrown down on the floor with little rhyme or reason.

mitered squares

With the exception of one square, they are all Noro Kuryeon or Silk Garden which even though they have different weights are still making the same size square. Fingers crossed that won't change dramatically when they are blocked. I don't think this is how I would arrange them but you can still appreciate the loveliness in each. I think I might actually arrange them in these squares and by shade. The dark squares around the outside and work my way in so that the lightest (or brightest or greatest contrast) are on the inside.

They are a lot of fun to make because they are fairly mindless and I just get to enjoy the color transitions. It should be a pretty dramatic and spectacular blanket in the end. The ladies would be proud...



and pretty!

How do you get the colors to come out so stripey on the squares?

I don't have to worry about the stripes on the squares. They are doing that on their own from the handpainted goodness that is Noro. That is part of what entertains me so much with these. Watching the colors change.

But it is kind of cool how consistent they are with changing in about the same spot.