So I grafted and dyed the BFL/Silk shawl. HOORAY!
Here is a picture for you mid graft. I will tell you a secret, I am not an expert grafter. I screwed it up in several ways and it still worked out. For starters, I finished each side after a right side row so the grafting row for each side would be a simple purl across row. Easy weaving with no yarn overs or k2tog to figure out. However for one side I ran out of yarn about 5 stitches from the end. Guess what, I just didn't finish that row. So I am exactly one row short for 5 stitches of the edge. And it came out just fine.
Also twice, mid graft I realized that I had gotten off some where, one side which was my first stitch would be behind by one stitch (I really only checked at the YO stitches), so I just ran the needle through it once instead of twice to catch back up. And it came out just fine. It looks great.
Now we all remember how much I hated that color. And I was going to over dye it. I wasn't sure what color, but I knew it would be darker. As my dye pot heated on the stove, I looked at my set and thought, maybe I'll start with red and if I don't like it, I'll do it again with some blue. I couldn't decide between vermillion or fire red (Jacquard Acid Dyes) so I gave it a little of both.
Below is all that remains. Every last scrap of my yarn.
And just so we all remember, this was where we started.
My roommate needs a simple watch cap. Just a plain hat. I can't decide on a color work pattern. Apparently, I don't do simple.