|Prostetnic Vogon Jeltz (the yarn version)|
I started the shawlette, but tried to get all fancy by adding a stripe of stockinette every now and then, to show off the amazing colors of the yarn.
This resulted in so much frustration I eventually frogged the whole thing.
But I kept obsessing. The pattern just kept calling to me - calling for THIS YARN. So today I started again, without getting fancy, but of course with some modifications. This is me we're talking about, here.
Since the pattern calls for 150g of Wollmeise (575 yards) to get 42 teeth, and Bugga! has only 412, I knew I'd have to get creative to get the magic number.
So, I've gone up a couple of needle sizes (to a US 4, 3.50mm) to create a less dense fabric. And, more importantly, I've shortened the pattern repeat by two rows. Given my larger needle size, this is actually resulting in teeth that are about the same length as their height.
This pattern starts so quickly at first! It's the first day, and already I've knit 20 teeth. I think that counts as 50% done, don't you? Yep, definitely.