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Planning for Scotland

For our trip to Scotland I was looking for a fairly massive project. Something simple, but not boring. Something that will take me a full month. I stumbled across the What The Fade (WTF!) shawl, which uses 6 colours of 4 ply, and thought that might do the trick. The only problem is I want to knit it from stash, and it's meant to be a fade. So I've picked out some colours, and I'm going to dye some colours, with speckles. I'm also plying up some laceweight into a light fingering.
When I sat down at my wheel, it was awful. I couldn't get into a flow, and I felt like my spinning stool kept sliding backwards on our polished wood floors. Then I gave the bearing on the back a service and it's magic! I no longer feel like I'm fighting the wheel all the time, and I have the first lot all plied up:


I'm going to dye this grey, and this bright green with splotches of light blue, dark blue and pink, to try to get a decent fade from this lot:


If it ends up a bit all over the place and crazy bight and loud I'm fine with that. I'm making this to wear around the house in winter - like a bright, cheerful, crazy, wearable blanket. Lets see how this goes... 



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