My browser ate my post last night.
Dump one measly cup of coffee into your laptop and it gets all temperamental on you! I tell you. Computing has become an exercise in frustration lately. I think I need to be on the lookout for an affordable replacement for my laptop.
Anywho, I am not prepared to rewrite the whole darn thing, so please allow me to let the pictures do most of the talking for me.
I made this sucker in just a few hours. I’m primarily a worsted-weight and G-hook kind of girl, but after this I can totally see the appeal of super bulky M-hook projects!
My biggest difficulty with this wrap is that I can’t figure out the best way to wear it for a flattering fit. I was originally seduced by the cover image where the wrap is buttoned in the back, but on me the button is too low. I must be too short. I’m going to try blocking the wrap to the listed measurements and seeing if that works. I also plan to stalk Ravelry and see how other people wear it.
If I can’t make it work, no big deal – I can just whip up another (smaller) one. They are SO fast!
The buttons are also handmade. I used my usual button-making method, but instead of veneering them with a fancy millefiori cane design, I took a few slices from a chunk of funky-looking scrap clay I’ve been saving. I love the way they came out! I’m glad I made a few extras.
[edited: I just had an ah-ha! moment. When you button the back of the shawl, you also should button the front of it. That brings the back button up significantly, and holds it all together much better. Unfortunately, I've also discovered that I'm kind of a terrible shape for this look, so until I skinny up significantly, I will probably wear it another way.]