Secondly, I have enabled guest commenting on Disqus, so if you don't want to make an account, you can still comment. But seriously, get Disqus, it rules. :D
Anyway, let's get back to my failure.
Do you ever get swept up in a vision? Well, sometimes these visions don't work out... That is the story of my Liesl.
Okay, you can probably tell how little I care about it from these photos. Apparently I didn't even bother to brush my hair??
I guess it's not sooo bad. I just kinda hate it. lol. I was utterly charmed by the pattern at first, but as I was knitting it I couldn't stop vacillating about whether I liked it or not. Bad sign.
I think it's still a really cute design in many ways, but I think the key here is the chunky lace. This is knitted in 10ply, on 7mm needles. It's just so holey and chunky!
What I do like about this style is:
-Bolero! I think these are flattering on me.
-The allure of cuteness in the form of a bow.
The reasons I think this fails:
-The lace isn't delicate enough. I feel like on my frame it's just clunky.
-The bright colour and the bow make me feel too costume-y.
|Back view... the scallops are still very appealing to me.|
Honestly, I feel it looks "crafty" (not in a good way. I mean home-made-y. lol!).
Would you like an out-of-focus full body shot? Sure you do.
I'm sorry Liesl, I don't mean to treat your photoshoot with such disrespect, but I'm just not keen on you!
I can still see the ghost of what I had hoped this would become, but I don't think I'll end up wearing it. It's just too cutesy, out-there, and chunky. (Wow, never thought I'd find something TOO cute).
The feather and fan lace pattern is still lovely. I have found another pattern, "Ninian" that uses it. It's a lot more delicate and I think it would turn out better.
Anyway, I guess I've learned a lesson here about what does and doesn't work for me! Maybe I've been a little harsh on the finished project, but well, you've got to be honest.
|Go on, muster up a smile!|