Thursday, July 26, 2007

Fresh off the needles.

I've been on the lookout for pieces to knit that would fit if (when!) I get to my goal weight (20 lbs. down, 40 more to go...). So I thought most shrugs would be good for that, since they don't cross the boob-age. I've already posted one recently, and here's a couple more:

Ok, this one was a bit of a pain... It's the Viennese Shrug from Interweave. First I started knitting it without checking for errors (and without swatching, so I have no one to blame but myself), but it turned out that instead of the worsted weight the pattern called for, it actually used sport weight. I got this far before realizing the mistake:

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So, I started over and got through... It was the most intricate pattern I've finished yet, but a lot of fun. And worth it, I think...

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The pattern was from Interweave Knits (Summer 2005) and
the yarn was Knit Pick's Telemark in Tidepool Heather.

Next is the Retro Redux Shrug from Lace Style:

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It's knit in Knit Picks Andean Silk (55% Super Fine Alpaca,
23% Silk, 22% Merino Wool ) in Cream.

1 comment:

Tammi said...

You are so amazing woman! You look fantastic and I think that the newest designs are BEAUTIFUL! I'm sad about Fabcon (I'd have been there, but alas, it's a long plane ride). Thinking of you dearie :)