Sunday, June 22, 2008

Toast

Here's a toast to learning valuable lessons!

The shawl is dry and beautiful. Finished size is 24 inches at the back and the edging is holding its shape nicely. The color is marvelous. The corner stays on my shoulder when thrown (often a problem for me). It warm and enveloping like I wanted. So what is wrong?


A) It is too short. I now know that 25 inches would not have been long enough for a "full size" shawl for me.

B) The shape is far from flattering. I apparently need more angles. So, if I make another wedge construction shawl, I'll use a smaller gauge and fewer wedges so that the final shape will have clear angles at the bottom.

So, here's a toast to learning experiences. I'm going to reclaim the yarn. Maybe I'll use it for the Blue Curacao shawl and pray that it turns out to like me as much as I like it!

P.S. To all those in my "knitting" group, I promise not to frog it until you've had a chance to see it live and in person...

5 comments:

LMardenNH said...

do not frog this - it is gorgeous. (and trust me - if it was frog-worthy I would be all over it. I would at least want to watch!!!)

Jackie said...

It really is beautiful.

Mariob said...

I agree, it's beautiful.

Zuleika said...

I think it's beautiful! I understand you wanting more length and maybe less ruffles though.

SleepyEyes said...

I think you did a super job on this shawl, Gigi...but I DO agree with you...it looks like it would be even more flattering if it had gone down to the crease in your arm. Don't frog it, though...just think of it as another gift for someone and make yourself a new one! : )