Knitting this is making me very happy and the fact that the pattern is broken into pieces is a bonus. When a portion is published, I knit on it until finished and then go back to my other project (which I really need to blog about).
What I really want to blog about is a hat that came out in the newest edition of Vogue Knitting. Color work calls to me and this hat just made my heart do cartwheels.
Buying new yarn hasn't really been on my list of things to accomplish so I searched through that big bag of KnitPicks Palette and found some things that might just work.
The pink was not 'wine' enough. Then thoughts went running through my mind and a pretty good idea came.
Some of the pink yarn went onto the knitty knoddy
and was cooked....for too long! The yarn turned black with too much dye.
After a second try, the perfect shade was produced
The first try is on the right and the second on the left
This is the color before and after
All ready to cast-on.