Perfection is an exhaustive pursuit.
As always, what was supposed to be easy-peasy design tweak didn’t exactly go as planned.
Because what ever goes as planned?
My carefully devised design release/knit production schedule?
Well. I tried.
Note to self: don’t forget to update The Schedule. Two-month delay.
My quick and simple Twist Shawl update was fairly quick (six-ish weeks of hard core knitting), but missed the mark of perfection.
I am trying to alter the shape a bit so it is more crescent-y and less triangular-y, although I think a lot of that is influenced by yarn choice (superwash vs. non-superwash) and blocking. All the same, perfect it must be!
While there was improvement, I still fell short of perfection.
Why: subtle adjustments result in subtle changes. Too subtle.
You want big results? Whelp, I guess you (I) have to go big!
There’s a lesson there: don’t hold back in life. Your shawls will end up the wrong shape. Although, as a consolation, they will drape well when worn (imperfect shape hardly evident).
I worked this baby up in The Fibre Company’s Cumbria (Cowberry) colorway. It’s going to be a gift for my mom. I think she’ll like the color, but I can’t say she’s much of a shawl person. Fashionable, she is not. We’ll see.
In the meantime, I have more fingering yarn ready to cake, ready for Try 2. I ended up with speckles On Accident, but I think everything will work out just fine in the end. (The universe acts in mysterious ways.)
I may be many things (fabulous, snarky, nonathletic), but a quitter I am NOT. Count down to Cast On.
There’s a pot of gold at the end of this Twist Shawl rainbow. I just know it.
P.S. Have you discovered my Facebook page, in case you need minor injections of snark between blog posts. Just saying.