Seven blue shawls

To the question “how many shawls do you need of your favourite color” I’ve always said seven. Tove and I laugh about it sometimes when we think we’ve knitted too many shawls for ourselves.

I’ve learnt something essential lately with regard to my favourite color: Blue. For the last few yesrs the colors I love best are light blue snd dark blue. (I guess I keep sharing that bit about myself huh…) There are two chakras, the one in the forehead, the third eye with he color of indigo and the one on the throat which is light blue. In the latter I’ve always experirnced some serious blockage. Now I learnt that my third eye is overstimulated. Turns out I use it a lot to channel other peoples emotions. I’ve known for quite a while that I channel other peoples emotions, just not that I used the third eye to do so. I was told that I need to carry or wear something blue to help with these chakras. I said how curious it is that I’m so drawn tho these colors. In return I was told it’s because I reslly need them.

As it happens I’ve finally taken up my knitting again. (Nowadays I can knit a few rows when the family is gathered without having someone tearing my knitting away). I’m knitting a shawl from that gorgeous indigo silk/merino blend I dyed this summer. I have felt all along that I can’t wait for it to be finished and that I really need it. Turns out I do. More than I thought.



The latter image is more true to the real color.


Adding color

Sometimes dying doesn’t become what you want it to. I fought the urge to keep the yarn as it was anyway. It wasn’t ugly or anything, just didn’t feel like it was for me. I tried the food colors which turned into a minthy green. When feeling it wasn’t my cup if tea I tried to darken it with Jacquard’s Acid Dye Teal… But the yarn didn’t want to suck too much of the dye up. So the result was a little darker minty green. Darn it!


So I decided to have a go with my cold colors (Jeaba) to see if I could make something better! I added dark greens, purple and blue to it.


And tada! I’m soo pleased! I shall name it Star Whale.



A moss green west goes teal

Remember that moss green west I knitted with the coconut shell buttons? I don’t blame you if you don’t. It was ages ago. It was knitted in a madelinetosh that I dyed with mushrooms and well, I’ve heard that dying with mushrooms doesn’t hold the color too well. It had turned more towards a dirty brown and yellowy shade.


I decided to try the Jacquard’s Acid Dye Teal that Tove brought me back from the States.




The really cool part is how in some places the moss green still comes through. It gives the west more life. I’ve already used it twice since re-dying it. Love it!