I feel totally triumphant since finishing the monster wrap in this picture. This is my first creation and I'm so loving it, imperfections and all.
I must confess that I started off with the desire to make a scarf. It is a scarf, of sorts, I suppose. It's just big. It wears like a wrap, more or less. I could easily see myself wearing it that way, perhaps pinning it.
I really couldn't be happier with the color, which fades from a deep to a light color throughout the length of the piece. It gives it a subtly wavy look, which wasn't expected. The fiber is homespun wool, Lion Brand. I went for this large skein mainly for the color and because it was labeled Thick & Quick. I knew that I needed to do something easy and fairly quick for my first project, to keep my momentum up.
I used my US 19 Lantern Moons for this (http://www.lanternmoon.com/14-Palmwood-Single-Point-Knitting-Needles_p_146.html). I have completely fallen for the Lantern Moon brand. Their needles are more than beautiful. They are exquisite! They make yarn sing. I honestly can say that they are making my projects more rewarding to make.
Now that I'm finished knitting my first piece, I wonder where to go next. I may attempt to block this wrap, since the stitching is so loose and large. It doesn't have a strict form to it. Not sure if it should. I really haven't pursued trying to find out how to do blocking, though I have been offered some ideas about techniques. I invite suggestions for this.
I'm also eager to get suggestions, in general. This is my first scarf/wrap, so I know there is much to be learned. I'm interested in hearing what advice you might offer.