All Wound Up

Well, since I started to wind up the Pendragon yarn for my Sunset Scarf, I ended up having too much fun, and so I took out all the other hanks to wind up into balls.

This is Cascade Casablanca.  I wound up the first hank I pulled up by hand, and got tired.  It was a lot of yarn!

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So I took out the manual (again) winder to wind up the other two hanks.  It wasn’t too bad; although there was too much yarn and it wouldn’t stay on the winder, so I just took it off and wound the remaining yards around the ball.

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As I looked at the balls, I remembered that the Casablanca Poppy was so similar to yarn that I had before.  The Cascade Casablanca Poppy shades are a little deeper and darker, but they seem to be the same colour palette.  hmmmm … my eyes or my brains certainly pick out the same or similar colours, don’t they?

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And so I kept on spinning, pulling out those hanks of yarn that I had purchased but didn’t have time to wind up before I went travelling last year.  There’s more hanks to wind up, but I can start with these.

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Now I can start looking for patterns to go with these yarns, maybe try some new stitches …

Sunset Scarf

I was lucky enough to see beautiful sunsets while I was in Entebbe, Uganda, last year.

This was taken on the last night that I was there, and the colours changed after every few minutes or so.
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Curls and Q suggested to make a scarf in the sunset’s colours so that I would remember the sunset.  And while surfing the internet one day, I ended up on Etsy … and this yarn!

Zoe’s Pendragon, from Shalimar Yarns.  Isn’t it gorgeous?  So of course I had to get it as soon as I saw the colours!

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Did they see the sunset too?  Well, it certainly saved me time from looking for the yarn.

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So I had to wind it up into a ball right away.  And I still like the colours; it might just work out into a nice scarf.  I find sometimes that once I wind up the hank into a ball, the colourways don’t turn out the same, specially if the colour changes are too short.

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I only bought one hank – I can’t remember now why I did that.  I hope this one ball will be enough for a good-sized scarf.  Maybe a cowl.

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*sigh* … Now I have to look for the right pattern to showcase these colours!  Any ideas?