begun in mid-may, the "meh" hive shawl is complete just in time to welcome july (when it's way too hot to need a dense scarf, but hey)!
"why, it's a nice specimen!" you say. "how could you feel ambivalent toward such a piece of traveling stitch texture and tonal color?"
i hear you. it is a nice accessory: the yarn is soft and beautifully colored, the cell patterning is clever and visually interesting, the shape fits snugly around my neck and could be tucked into a coat should i deem it fit.
why then, isn't it loved (okay, it is, really. it's just suffered my running commentary on the same feature over and over again)?
it is, as i suspected it would be, small. small as in four inches shorter across than the pattern dictated, and three inches shorter from top to tip. this is entirely my fault: hi, my name is gings and i'm a tight knitter.
in retrospect i ought to have used us 2 needles instead of the recommended 1.5, but you know how it goes. despite my bellyaching about it, i am excited to wear it soon, due to the softness and excellent color, but that will be a no-go until i acquire a shawl pin of some sort. there's about a 0% chance of it staying around my neck without one! which means i've got to make good on that long-ago promise to myself regarding the identification and purchase of a beautiful fastener to help show off beautiful shawls.
looks like i best hit etsy. got any rec's for a purveyor of awesome accessories?