Wednesday, January 29, 2014
If I'm honest, I'm a little disappointed with this knit. I did not really enjoy it at all. There is nothing wrong with the pattern or the design - for me it just wasn't as satisfying knit.
First there were the endless garter short rows, which bored me to tears. Then I fought with the braid and ended up having to rip back and omit it. Then it took me four tried to get the lace pattern set. Finally, when I got to the knit-on edge, I thought the end was in sight.... but that edge took forever... (about nine hours in total....)
And the end result... it's pretty, but it's really more of a scarf than a shawl - long, but shallow.
Even adding some beady bling to the lace didn't make me love it in the end. The only thing I love is that it's done.
Better pics will follow when its dry... and maybe I'll love it a little more then...