What’s on My Needles This Weekend (Rainbow edition)

Well, it’s Independence Day here in the US and I would say a good majority us feel like we have extra cause to celebrate this year with last week’s Supreme Court ruling bringing us into modern times as it relates to marriage issues.  Last Friday was truly amazing.  If you checked Ravelry you would’ve seen in the Hot Now patterns a ton of rainbow themed projects.  Instagram was awash with pictures of rainbow dyed yarn and indie dyers offering discounts on their version of rainbow yarn or dying a special colorway to mark the occasion.  The Knit Girllls started a #lovewins knit-along and if you check out the hashtag #lovewinskal you will find some super colorful projects.  I was not immune to the “must cast on rainbow project” frenzy, especially since I have always had a certain love of rainbow dyed yarns so lucky me I had a couple of choices when I got home that night.

I went with my America the Beautiful colorway dyed by Destination Yarns (you can her on Etsy here).  She is local to my area and I could not think of a better name for this rainbow colorway.  I then headed over to Ravelry and checked for patterns requiring 200 yards of DK weight yarn and came up with the Girlfriends Cowl by Churchmouse Yarn.  I figure you can never go wrong with a Churchmouse pattern.  So far, I’m loving it!


So, if you’re here in the US – I hope you are enjoying this long holiday weekend.  And, a belated Happy Canada Day to my friends up North!  Now, back to that rainbow yarn 🙂

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