Two weeks in a row with the Adventurer Shawl


by Kimber Baldwin April 26, 2021

 April 26, 2021

    Well, look at that...two weeks in a row and I'm still working on the same project!  I totally didn't see that one coming!  If a project is going to lose my interest, it's most likely to happen in the infamous 'black hole' stage of knitting where the excitement of beginning the project has long since evaporated and excitement of a finished item isn't even on the horizon...no where to be seen.  At this point, no matter how much time you spend working on your knitting, no progress seems to happen; i.e., a black hole where time stretches out indeterminately. 

   This is NOT that project (at least not yet anyhow).  I think part of it is that since The Adventurer Wrap is worked in blocks of color, it's easy to see your progress.  I mean, really when you have a whole set of colors like an infinity fade and the pattern calls for you to run through all of the colors, one after the other, you have this little built-in measuring stick for your progress.  Every 14 rows, you get to switch out a color...so I'm not really ever stuck in 'no man's land'; pretty much every time I pick up the project, it's another color.  

   The other thing is that every time you add another color, the look of the entire project shifts.  I started out in the purples and then blues...everything is pretty homologous color-wise.  Then the greens came in and the wrap began looking kind of like an English delphinium garden vibe going on.  Working a little further and we now have golds and pale copper...now it's got a whole new feel!  So there's this little voice inside my head always asking what the next color is going to look like.  Although I worked on this most of Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning, most of the other times this week have been a bit here and there after dinner in the evenings.  I was kind of surprised, then, when I realized today that I'm 1/2 way through and have knit through about 900 yards of yarn!  Not only isn't this project a 'black hole' project, I would term it a 'warp speed' project'!  Beam me up Scotty!!!

   




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