I took the opportunity to buy a new dress for the wedding. I bought it last weekend. I decided I should make a shrug to go with it, because it would cover my arms and add a bit of warmth. That was Sunday. The wedding was Friday. So I went for a simple top down raglan.
Simple. Should have been simple. Should have been. Was not. This yarn, Karabella Lace Mohair, which is incredibly soft and warm and lightweight (I think I used about half the skein in total), stretched like crazy at the loose gauge I was knitting (size 10 needles). It grew as I knit, so much that I had to unravel quite a bit to get it down to a narrower size than what I'd normally need. That left it too short, so I had to add to the back's length.
Then it fit. At least, it fit at the beginning of the evening. It grew more as the evening went on. It did not stretch out to the point of falling off my shoulders, but it was close. I should also mention the shedding. My husband was a bit fuzzy himself by evening's end.
All that may sound like I'm unhappy with it, but I cannot be because this yarn is so unbelievably soft and light and warm. As open and airy as it is, it was actually quite warm. I wish I'd bought more of it when I did - at half price! - because with two skeins, I would knit an entire sweater from it.
(Photos were taken at the end of the evening and the next morning.)