This project was loitering in the UFO basket pending a decision about its future … Having gone up half a needle size to achieve a squishy texture, my yardage was affected and it gradually dawned on me that I would not have enough of the Rock Lobster colourway to complete the Italian Job shawl.
Reluctant to rip out all that work, I set it aside for a couple of weeks, to mull over my options.
I’m so glad I did!
It occurred to me that the incomplete shawl was roughly the size of a Hitchhiker, and as such could be a useful accessory in its own right, just not an Italian Job per se.
I decided to knit the remaining Rock Lobster yarn without any further contrast patterning, leaving enough to complete a picot edge, and – now I’ve got used to the idea that the design isn’t what it was meant to be – I’m very pleased with the result!
So half-finished is finished after all!
Have you been pleasantly surprised by the way an unpromising project has turned out? I’d love to hear about it!