I am almost afraid to post these photos. First, I will tell you that I am not one of those, "I will tell you my tales of woe so that you will pity me" kind of gal.
There is no getting around the fact that blocking my Highland Triangle Shawl (Folk Shawls) did NOT make it look better. It just made it bigger.
And because I want to share with you my experiences so that you will learn through me:
There is no getting around it – it looks like something a clown would wear. I do like the center, but not with the green border. Even though there is green in the varigated Cherry Tree Hill Supersock, it would have been much less garish if I would have done the borders in one of the cherry colors – really. Then at least it would be more of a tone-on-tone effect. I am going to put it aside, but I will be on the lookout for a solid color that will tone it down, and just redo it.
Like I said, it was an enjoyable knit, so all is not lost.