Tuesday, 8 February 2011

eight lives to go

Alas, this shawl is no more. Once I got to this point, I realised that I did not like the colour scheme at all. In fact, pink and purple together is easily one of my least favourite combinations. Then a friend said that it reminded her of an Easter basket and well, that was it. Frogging the beading (there's another row that is not quite visible here) was a sad process. This is the second shawl that I have frogged recently. Better, however, to frog it than to put all of that effort into something that I would not want to wear.

I love this design but the colour scheme has been an absolute challenge for me from the start. I love it presented on the knit/lab site; however, I don't want a bright red shawl and remain at a loss as to how to make it right for me. The inspiration for it was the cover of a book about India and I think that this is evident not only in the colourway but also in the design. And that is a look that completely does not suit me.

So, what could I do? I really love the shape and the mix of details - there is the beading, the lace, the stranded colourwork and also some garter stitch ridges further along. Perhaps I could just let them speak for themselves and do something tonal .... ok, on the back burner for now.

ps. I have bought the yarn to make Fleece - two different balls of Noro Kureyon Sock. I'm excited!

1 comment:

Aimee said...

That must have been a tough frog...but I do agree about the Easter Basket colors.

If it were me, I'd probably do it in earth tones - taupes, greens...maybe even a bit of black or blue to add some slight contrast. Then again, I tend to do everything in those colors! :)