Not every project changes dramatically when you block it. Lace projects certainly do. Many sweaters do. This doesn’t.
It does feel as if it’s lightened up a bit, but I was baffled by my nemesis the picot–they seem to look even more uneven now. I want it to look like someone who really knew what they were doing made this. A simple design beautifully executed.
Eh, not so much.
Would I feel differently if it were a vibrant, lush color instead of this neutral I deliberately chose for myself? I’m not sure. I do like it, and it looks nice–if basic–on, and basic was what I was shooting for when I chose beige.
I suspect I just don’t do basic well. Unless basic is a black turtleneck…I seem to own dozens of those. They show off my scarves so well (basic or not!).
Aha! I just now realized what this basic shawl needs: a rockingly un-basic shawl pin.
Excuse me, I have to go shopping now…