Friday, January 18, 2013

Fiber Arts Friday: Wingspan, part 8

Since I was already into cake #2, I started thinking about making one more wedge on my Forever Wingspan. It was already taking me "forever" so what's a little bit longer, right?

Also I like odd numbers better than even ones and AllyB confirmed my suspicion that the scarf might be a little on the short side.  So this Wingspan has nine wedges instead of eight and was bound off on New Year's Eve.

I've been having mixed feelings about it...  It is too short for my preference.  A shawl pin will make it usable.  It's long enough to rest on both shoulders and it does wrap tight around my neck like a cowl.  But I would be happier if it made one full wrap and still had enough length on both sides to hang to at least my waist.


But now, as I'm looking at this photo, I can really see where that second cake started.  I promise, it came from the same color lot.  :-/  There's definitely a color gradient from left to right, so I wonder if I had started cake #2 from the other end, if things would look a little different.

So I really don't know what I'm going to do.  I don't love the shawl.  I do love the yarn.  I haven't blocked it yet.

I hope you're having a great Fiber Arts Friday.

12 comments:

Heather Woollove said...

Kathryn--Could you add another 'wedge' to the left side...to both make it larger, and to balance out the color change? It is very pretty...it would be a shame to unravel it.

Natalie said...

um, I think I know what you are going to do, perhaps :(
If it was me, it would sit in a corner, being unloved, until I got up the nerve to unravel it. I have a sweater that has been sitting in a bag for over a year waiting to be unraveled. If you love the yarn, but don't love the project, you may as well re-use it, otherwise you probably won't use it at all.

Vivian said...

I like Heather's idea to add more wedges to the left side. But if you really don't like it, I'd just set it aside for now, and rip it out later. You'll have a better feel of the yarn, how it wants to behave, and what it wants to be.

Carol said...

I don't know how long it took you to knit this, but what about ripping back and then alternating your knitting with the two skeins? Adding on to the other side sounds good too.

Anastacia said...

maybe it won't look so bad actually wrapped around your neck?

Voie de Vie said...

Ok, I may be the only one who doesn't have an issue with the gradient color change! I would make it bigger to suit your preference, but I'd just keep adding to the right-side edge. If it's big enough for your taste, when you wear it the color will entwine with the other side and I think it will make a nice colorplay.

But I love green, so. :) At the end of the day, do what makes you happiest.

Natalie B. said...

I adore the colour of your wingspan, beautiful!
x

Kathryn Ray said...

I also love the color and the color gradient.

When I started the second skein, I thought the color was a little different, but convinced myself that it wasn't all that noticeable. But it's clearly noticeable in the photo.

If I were to add to it, I would need to get longer circs. Not a big deal. Just frustrating after about 6 months of work. :-/

It's been resting as shown, on the guest bed, for nearly 3 weeks now as I just ignore it. I suspect I will continue to ignore it... at least until we have guests in need of that bed. ;-)

WonderWhyGal said...

I love how it looks. I vote to add another wedge or two if you have the yarn. You've put so much work into it so a bit more will make you happy with all of that lovely work.

Spinster Beth said...

That is quite a conundrum. I agree with Heather's solution.

AllyB said...

I so feel you on this project. I draped my Wingspan around my mannequin's neck and there it has stayed. I don't see myself wearing it, don't like the colors and have decided that I really don't like garter stitch, at all. If you decide to block yours I'll be interested in seeing if it changes for the better. On tot he next project...

Claire Davenport said...

I like it. I like the slight colour change too. What if you did as many wedges from the new cake as from the old? That might make the colour change look deliberate and solve the problem of it being too short.