I got to start on my Ozark Autumn shawl remake, yesterday! I already have about 8" finished.
I am on the ladder stitch center panel. Now, I can take this one with me as my take-a-long knitting. Since I am not using beads, it can be whipped out for knitting anytime, anywhere.
When I ordered the Trenna for my remake, they did not have the color way that I had used for the contest, so I chose this color. When I got it, I was surprised at the gold in it. But when I wound it in a ball, I thought the colors were good and would knit up nicely. When I started my edging, yesterday, I was kind of leery of the way the colors were interacting. I was not sure I like it. The "supposed" reds in the yarn knitted out in a dark pink coral and coral. But if all else failed I knew I could put a warm wash of over dye on it to tone down the corals. This morning when I went to do photos, I liked it! I am fickle I guess. I do think this pattern would look better on a tone on tone color yarn, but these colors really "shout" the brilliance of fall colors. I think I am going to like it, a lot!
Knitting progress--I tried very hard to finish Arkansas Diamonds this weekend, so that I could start Ozark Autumn with a clean slate (don't even bring up all the other lace project I have going). I did finish the body and last night I finished the edging. I did find a problem with the edging at the first end and had to cut it off. Now I have to re-do that. I should be able to finish it tonight and block it tomorrow. It is really lovely, but I am very glad to get to work on something with a little color variation! I really prefer yarn with a little bit of differing tones to the colors. Maybe that is why the color interactions on Ozark Autumn were such a jolt and maybe that is why I am starting to warm up to them.