I had finally made some headway just in time for more of the movie cowl to be revealed, showing my design to be a bit off. The newer preview shows that the back is quite different than I (and I think many others) had expected. I assumed it would be symmetrical to the front, but nope – some weird looping and branching off happens in the back.
After some doodling, I think I figured out the shapes of the pieces I’d need to make and graft together in order to get a more or less faithful-to-the-film cowl. Buuuuut… I had already almost finished the first (and largest) portion of my own project. I decided to keep trucking with what I had. Then, when I bound off, I HATED it. It was just way too big and lumpy and not what I had hoped for. Whoops. So I started over. That’s what I get for trying to cheat on this cowl. I’ve finished the crossbody loop piece and now all that remains is picking up stitches for and knitting the flap that will go over the shoulder.
I still don’t know why it occurs to me to take photos of my knitting only AFTER I finish long workouts and am sweaty and gross and wearing a sports bra. Sorry world. Also, it is both a pathetic and a difficult thing to take mirror selfies with a DSLR (I got too crabby with the timer, and nostalgic for high school I guess?).
In other news, I need to find a good way to securely close this thing once it’s done. Any suggestions? I’m thinking a seriously overlarge toggle (a la this one found on Knitpicks) to go with the rustic Hunger Games-y feel.
One more thing! I reread Catching Fire (all in one day, it was a sick glut of reading) and I am now insanely excited for this movie. The second book in the trilogy is probably my favorite, so I can’t wait to see what they do with the movie adaptation. Fangirl squee.