The sun was out this afternoon, so it was a good time to photograph my latest finished object. It’s the Twin Peaks Shawl from Just One More Row.
I feel bad about cutting off sweet K’s head, but I didn’t want to post her face on a blog without her mom’s permission. K knows how to model a shawl though. She looks way better in it than I do!
As some thought, the final project looks better than I expected would. In fact, those who have seen it have declared it “fabulous!”
I think of it like a haircut that you think is bad, but everyone else thinks is wonderful. You know what you had in mind, but you can’t really relay to others why you are so disappointed.
I know I’m still upset about the way that the dye just ran out of the yarn. Hopefully, these two shots can give you some idea about how it faded. (Click on the pictures to see a bit more detail.) The left picture shows a real tight shot of one of the faded areas. See that nearly white spot in the middle of the shot? That’s not the result of a bad picture. That’s the way that it really is. The right picture shows the back view of the shawl. Again, you can see some lighter spots. The vertical area close to the center back is almost entirely very light blue and dark brown. The light areas are a far cry from the rich royal blues and deep turquoise that were once there.
What the pictures don’t show is the brown cast that is over everything. I think that it gives the piece a rather shabby look under some lights. I feel that it’s far less pretty than it was before I started the blocking process. It’s not ugly (K would steal it in a heartbeat if no one stopped her), but just like that not-so-great haircut, I know that it could have looked so much better.
I haven’t quite figured out what I’m going to do with it. At this point, I don’t think I’ll wear it. For now, I’ll seal it in plastic and put it in the “gift closet”.