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MoniDew 05-20-2010 04:22 PM

FO: Summer Shell

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

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.


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