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,
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
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...