I haven't posted anything about the epic handspun afghan in awhile and since I actually have been chipping away on it, I thought it was time for the squares to make a reappearance.
Progress to date: 8 squares
And today's WIP: square #9
Only a few more rows to go thanks to an hour wait at the podiatrist this morning. I think this is my favorite square yet, although I also think I've said that about every square I've knit. But I really really mean it this time. No, really.
The fiber is superwash BFL dyed by Woolen Mill St. Yarns. I admit the major factor that pushed me to buy this braid was the colorway name: "The Shire" (yep, total Lord of the Rings nerd here--and you guys thought all I watch/read is vampire crap). Cute name aside, I was thrilled when it arrived. I love the color variation, and the fiber was fluffy and soft, and I adored spinning it. I actually had a bit of a hard time convincing myself to wind up the squishy skein.
The earthy-tone squares seem to stick out to me. I'm not stressing over it yet, but I can definitely see getting to 15 squares and feeling like I need to replace a few because of the color issue. I've already put aside some of the finished skeins that I originally intended to use for the afghan.
Like this one. Just seemed too bright. Although with the current green one in there, maybe not?
And this one. I adore how this skein came out, but I'm thinking too earthy.
Sigh. Color, you remain my nemesis.
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