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Old 05-20-2010, 04:22 PM   #1
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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.)
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Old 05-20-2010, 04:23 PM   #2
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I think it's cute!
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Very cute ... have you washed it yet? Maybe it will get softer
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Looks nice I hate being dissapointed in yarn :(
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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.
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Nice nice work! As usual!
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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!
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It looks very pretty. Like others, its so hard to make something and be disappointed. Hope you can soften it up.
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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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