The immature form of this shawl surely was quite dispiriting. More than once I considered frogging it because the yarn became fuzzier and fuzzier and the edges kept rolling up badly. Also the shape confused me because very soon it was clear this was never going to become triangular, despite the fact the pattern called it a triangular kerchief... what an odd thing!
I disliked the fuzziness and also my thin metal circular needle, so unpleasant to knit with!
So halfway I switched to bamboo, but it was a bigger size, so my gauge changed. Which I didn't mind because I didn't love what I was knitting anyway. I added one repeat to the pattern of the shawl and subsequently ran out of yarn while binding off. Starting the bind off all over with a contrasting yarn from stash, soaked the thing in water and started blocking it. Finally a distinct shape started to appear:
I had been deciding on the pattern because I thought a simple form like The Age of Brass and Steam Kerchief would go well with the slightly fuzzy alpaca. Now we have playful paisley instead of plain and I am pleasantly surprised how much I like it.
You may have noticed this is still a posting about knitting although the quilt show is well underway... I couldn't go yet. Still patiently waiting, not even looking at photos from the show on Flickr in order to have a really fresh look when I'm getting there eventually.
Hope you enjoyed what you've been seeing from the show so far! Getting much of inspiration from what you have been seeing?