Sunday, July 8, 2012

This shell was made for my oldest daughter 
from a pattern I found in 
Knit Simple spring/summer 2012.
It's the Sideways Shell by Mari Tobita.
It's a great pattern and I had fun knitting it.

I used Debbie Bliss Amalfi yarn.
It is a cotton blend,
So soft and a pleasure to knit.

Loved the pattern,
Loved the yarn,
-BUT-
Not together.
And like HOLDING a reservation,
the working TOGETHER
is probably the most important part.

I'm still learning about yarn fibers
and how they knit up.
I didn't realize the cotton would
STRETCH
so much
without a care 
for springing back...
As a result, the shell is pretty roomy
and blocking doesn't help.

It's not quite what a teenager is going for...
She's a sweetheart though
and wore it all day yesterday.
She said it felt really nice on.
Maybe she can just wear it around the house.
That's OK by me.
It's a process...




1 comment:

j said...

I love it!!! And bonus points because YOU made it!!
So very cool!!!
:)