Honey to Fig
I cannot believe that I have not posted for 2 weeks! Must be that all of my energy is going into shoveling snow and attempting to stay warm. We are on the 3rd snowiest winter ever, and it is not yet halfway through February. Everyone is hoping that we do not break the record books.
During this hibernation phase, I have finished up my Semele shawl using the Honey to Fig gradient from Fiber Optic that I spun last Fall. There were several false starts with various patterns, so the real knitting with the final pattern chose actually was only about 2 weeks.
Having a pattern that was knit from side to side for this gradient became an obsession with me, not quite sure why. Three different patterns were tried before I settled on Semele, and I couldn’t be happier with the results. This pattern allowed me to knit 1/2 of the shawl increasing and then start to decrease. Either my calculations were incorrect, or the 2nd half of the braids were spun thinner. In either case, I am still happy and I have some leftover deep purple for future use.
Here is a photo blast for this yet again cold day. Colors were hard to capture, as it went from a golden-yellow to a very deep purple.
Pattern Source: Downloaded pattern
Yarn: Handspun gradient Honey to Fig from Fiber Optic
Needles: US 6
Date Started: 1/9/14
Date Finished: 2/8/14
Finished Dimensions: 68″ wide x 37″ deep