|Don't mind me neighbours, just hanging a shawl from a tree.|
I'm not going to lie, I basically hated knitting this project. The rows seemed impossibly long by the time I had got about halfway through the two colour section. I don't know how people on Ravelry managed to finish it in a few weeks, but maybe not always having 4 projects on the go at once would have helped.
When I finally cast off, I was so disappointed by the end result- the shawl was long but thin, and seriously scrunched up along the selvedge. After all the time the project had taken I was gutted!
|Pardon my selfie.|
Actually wearing it is a bit of a problem though! I'm not one of those cool people who can pull off a shawl, so only feel comfortable wearing it scrunched around my neck like a scarf. This does look good, but it doesn't show off the cool structure and I can't help but think that it would have been quicker to just knit a scarf in the first place!
A note on the yarn. The artesano was fairly average to knit with. A bit rough to knit with, shed a moderate amount, and is slightly scratchy to wear around the neck. The colours are great though. Overall not a bad yarn, but I won't be in a rush to use it again. I think maybe I'm just not a big fan of alpaca. (Gasp! Controversial knitter opinion!)
So, overall colour affection was a b*tch to knit but a lovely finished object. In terms of time scale and size it's quite a big achievement for me. Now I just need to start wearing it...