Wednesday, December 17, 2008

what to do with Rio

I decided to cast on for Cap'n Crunch with the Rio De La Plata skein I bought a few months ago. I had in mind that it might be a gift for Kristen's teacher who's birthday it is at the end of the month. That is, until I finished it.

I'm not really happy with how this turned out. It seems overly wide compared to all the pictures I've seen on Ravelry, and I wasn't sure at all where to place the buttons. As you can see from the picture I had to fold it over nearly half way to get it to look anywhere near decent! I don't think it's long enough either but I knit til the end of the skein and could do no more. I just don't think this yarn is right for the project.

At least one thing good came out of it. . . . . it gave me a few hours of enjoyable knitting!


Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

To me it looks wonderfully soft and cozy just as it is! Particularly as we are in the middle of a deep freeze here in SoCal :)

PrincessPea said...

Well, for what it's worth, I also think it looks really soft and snug. But then I haven't looked at the other projects to see how it's 'supposed' to look. I think it would still be a lovely gift.

a friend to knit with said...

i think it looks wonderful, denise.

tiennie said...

It does look wonderful!

Annie said...

I've been meaning to cast on for this too. I like it.
Happy Holidays!