One of the pitfalls I find of the knitting life is that sometimes you want to make something just for the experience of making it. The construction fascinates you, the look of something intrigues you, whatever it is - a certain design is something that you want to have made.
Sometimes you go ahead and make it. Sometimes, you don't realise this was why you were making it until you've very almost finished ...
The Vital Statistics
Pattern: Infinity Wrap by Kristin Omdahl.
Yarn: Plymouth Yarn Boku in colourway 5; 12.2 skeins.
Size: This wrap is HUGE. Being tall, I thought that I may be able to carry it but at 56 x 224cm (22" x 88") it really is too big.
Stash/recycle content: None.
Start to Finish: 1 December 2010 to 2 May 2011.
Comments: This is an intriguingly constructed pattern: five separately completed motifs which are then joined together with a border above and below, then an edging all around. I made a few modifications: as described previously I created a more rectilinear wrap by filling some dips with a crochet version of short rows. For the mesh edging I made the spaces only one chain stitch wide instead of two and I left off the bobbles altogether because by this point I had realised that this wrap was not for me and that it was time to just finish it.
Verdict: I can't say that I don't like this stole because the shapes in it and the colours still appeal to me but I certainly don't like it for me.