Thursday, April 05, 2012
Things I like about the shawl: the look. I love the black/cream color combination. It has the illusion of old lace. The fringe. I'm a sucker for twisted fringe. I know it takes forever to twist, and yes, I twisted this all by hand, but I love the way it drapes at the ends of the shawl.
Things I don't like so much: the wool. Ack! This is an unlabeled, hand-me-down wool and it isn't very soft. I didn't get any scratches from my photo shoot, but it would be more comfortable over long sleeves. And if you are already wearing long sleeves, do you really need a shawl? The drape. The drape is better than cardboard, but not as flowing as I prefer. What's the best way to improve the drape in crackle? Widen the sett?
And now, I have an empty loom. I have a few projects percolating and hope to test some soon!