Thanks for your nice comments on Clapotis. I wore it yesterday and I think that will be the one and only time I wear it. I can not believe how much it freaking sheds. Wow. This thing sheds more than any long haired cat. Really, I can't believe it. The stuff was just flying off the shawl onto me and anyone that dared get too close. It was going up my nose, attaching itself to my eyeballs and driving me insane.
The yarn I used is Brooks Farm Yarn, Harmony which is lovely to look at, knit with and touch. However, the end result is not so lovely. Do you think a good bath in Euclan will help with the flying fiber? If not, I'll be forced to keep it till winter to wear on top of my leather coat, which kind of defeats the purpose of this shawl. I wanted to wear it to the movies, on a pub patio and strolling on the beach under a moonlit sky. Alright, the last one is a bit mushy, but you get the idea.
Knitting on Green Gable is a pain in the ass as well. It is a shame the designers didn't incorporate some kind of shaping as the tube it creates will be like wearing a huge sack. Potato race anyone? I've ripped back to the armholes and will decrease 16 stitches gradually, knit the body and then increase back to the original number to accommodate my hips.
Really, it is not that bad having to figure this out, but I think when you are paying for a pattern - 5 bucks US to be exact - you'd think it would be thought out better. When you look at the model wearing the tee, it appears there is waist shaping because the tee doesn't look like a tube/sack on her - it is a bit deceiving with how she is standing. Maybe it is too small for her and that is why it is clinging giving the impression it will turn out somewhat shapely.
I guess my hopes of wearing it to MW&SF are now dashed - I'll be knitting it on the way down which I am sure I will run out of yarn and can't get anymore until I return on to Toronto. The tee better turn out that is all I have to say.
Have a good one folks.
posted by Lisa @ 8:48 AM