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MoniDew
05-20-2010, 04:22 PM
http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w10/MoniDew/100_4531.jpg

used Rowan PureLife Revive in Pink Granite

disliked the yarn - stiff, board-y, muddled color. disappointed - was really looking forward to a good excuse to use a recycled, summer-weight yarn.

also, sweater contains waistband shaping which doesn't show due to stiffness of the yarn. going to try to fix this by styling the sweater nicely (narrow belt at high waist, etc.)

melmac51
05-20-2010, 04:23 PM
I think it's cute!

Debbie
05-20-2010, 06:52 PM
Very cute ... have you washed it yet? Maybe it will get softer :)

margz3
05-21-2010, 09:10 AM
Looks nice :thumbsup: I hate being dissapointed in yarn :(

MoniDew
05-21-2010, 08:38 PM
I semi-washed it to block it. I tend to wet block and dry flat.

Maybe the yarn will wear in - like linen tends to. I'm hoping so.

ArtLady1981
05-22-2010, 03:40 AM
Nice nice work! As usual!

WandaT
05-22-2010, 08:57 AM
I think it's pretty too. So disappointing to finish something and not be as thrilled with it as you were hoping. Maybe, like you said, it will wear in. Hope so!

Shandeh
05-22-2010, 12:06 PM
Perfect for summer! :thumbsup:

tilllie
05-22-2010, 04:26 PM
It looks very pretty. Like others, its so hard to make something and be disappointed. Hope you can soften it up.

MoniDew
05-24-2010, 12:29 PM
http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w10/MoniDew/stylin.jpg

Stylin' the summer shell. It does at least LOOK better styled. And it did soften a bit with a wash. I think it's going to just get better from here.

WHEW!

margz3
05-24-2010, 12:35 PM
Looks great on :thumbsup: You can really see the stitch pattern in this photo - couldn't really see it in the original. Glad to hear it's softening up too :cool: