Pattern: Take it All by Lisa Hannes
Yarn: Knit Picks Stroll Bare (dyed by me)
Cast On: 7/27/16
This is a great pattern. Its super simple, but never boring. Its knit sideways starting with a few stitches that continually increases to 200+ at the end. There are two options for the last section, I liked this one with the picot bind off.
The pattern called for one MC and 8 CC. It suggested solid or tonal yarn (not striping or variegated). Since most of my sock yarn stash is striping or wildly variegated, I decided to dye up some yarn!
I used Wilton's Color Performance System - a liquid food coloring. This gives a much wider range of colors (while staying non toxic for the kitchen sink).
Just for curiosity sake I kept track of how long this shawl took to knit. Ever have those non-knitters or crafters 1) ask you how long something took to make and 2) tell you that you should sell these things (to make money). Well I now have an answer to them - I had a snarky ballpark comment I usually give - "Do you want to pay $350 for these socks?!?!" Now I know I wasn't that far off:
It took 30 hours to knit this, that doesn't include weaving in the ends ...
Or blocking ...
Now you know ;)