This little shawlette is really pissing me off.
I don't know if I even feel like writing about it, it grates me so just to look at it! But here's the short version: it was meant to be a simple experiment in shaping, with slightly more than a half-circle shape, and an edging of bobbles like raindrops hovering on the edge of a leaf.
The fabric flowed off my needles. The shaping is fine enough for an experimental piece. But the edging has been hanging me up for days.
I decided I didn't like the bobbles that I'd swatched. I tried bobbles in five different sizes, with different spacings and techniques. I tried to do a knitted-on lace edging. Three ways. I tried several different types of crocheted edgings. Thought I'd gotten it right, then came up 5 yards of yarn short. I unravelled the edging yet again, made some adjustments to save on yarn, didn't like it, and ran out of yarn anyways.
So that's where I am. Frustrated with all the hours wasted. Not liking the garment. Considering frogging it so that it doesn't mock me from the knitting basket.
Leila came over to investigate while I was taking photos. She walked across it and was not impressed.