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Since finishing Henley (photo shoot soon, I promise), I've felt like a weight has been lifted from my knitting time. Henley never felt like an obligation, but I didn't feel as if I could ignore her. It feels good to have a beautiful sweater to wear (finally!), but the relief in finishing is palpable and most refreshing. Now, onto other good knits.

Last year I made a promise to knit something blue at all times and, as it turned out, it was easy because it took such a long time to finish anything. Henley is finished, but I still have a sock project on the needles in same color, Forever in Blue Jeans. We shall discuss the sock at a later date, but suffice it to say, it grows, as it is portable.

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I still love the color blue, but with Henley on the needles for 7 months, the craving for new, bright color grew. The "new yarn shelf" in my room tells the tale of how I have been attracted to anything directly opposite blue on the color wheel.

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The shelf holds potential for a summer run of shawl knitting, which I’ve already started. My dear friend Margaret deserves a shawl and HaruniRav_linkredyarnball, with its elegant edge of petals, is perfect. (How I love this glorious red.) I’m carefully knitting my way through the edging and hope for a finish in the next few days.

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While my knitting is not (always) about the project, it feels good to have a sense of accomplishment on the heels of finishing Henley. The vibrant red gives my spirits a needed boost and the warmth of giving a hand knit gift fills my soul.

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Pretty pretty pretty colors. It's the process unless the process takes so very long. Sometimes the end product is what's wanted. We are allowed to be changeable.

What a beautiful shawl! Congratulations on completing dear old Henley! What a sense of accomplishment that must be.

A very pretty palatte!

Oh how I love red.....

Oh that red is beautiful! Love your Haruni! I knit one last summer. The loopy crochet bind off is easy peasy and fun btw.

Oh, that's beautiful - I'm sure Margaret will love it!

I loved knitting Haruni and have four times! Beautiful color, lucky friend.

What a beautiful shawl that will be.

Don't you just love Haruni?? I knit a teal colored one and it's a favorite of mine...

I'm looking forward to seeing your Henley all finished! I have Haruni in my queue, though it will probably be YEARS before I cast on. :)

Beautiful new project!

That red is gorgeous. Of course, I prefer red to blue so I would say that. Seriously, though, that is going to be a fabulous shawl. I'm sure your friend will love it.

Beautiful shawl-in-progress!

i love red.

Stunning!

Haruni is a great shawl, and the red will be particularly pretty!

You have some seriously lovely reds going on there. I need to do more knitting in red...after all, it IS my favorite color.

You'll have sweater and socks matching ;^)
Mmmm, the reds.. and oranges too.. I start salivating when I see red/orange yarn and fibre.
The Haruni is going to be stunning!

I'll be interested to read how you like that particular yarn. I just purchased some a few days ago. Purple-ish colorway, but I have had some of that red before, if my eyes don't deceive me. Tart? Gorgeous!

Can't wait to see your finished Henley! I feel as though I've been knitting nothing but color this past year -- the rainbow and then some! I don't see it ending, either. Amazing how many color projects I can knit without actually doing colorwork!

Happy Weekend! XO

What a lovely combination of color, yarn and pattern. Your friend is a lucky woman!

My color preferences (while always focused around green) tend to change a bit around the edges with the seasons. Life is good when you change things up a bit! And I love that shot of the reds...very cheery!

That is a STUNNING shade of red!

The red spectrum is definitely worth your exploration!

It's lovely, Margene. You have such vision. I'm looking forward to the Henley photos!

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