Sunday, February 17, 2008

FO: Shrug, New WIP

I finished. Finally.

Two Toned Ribbed Shrug, by Stefanie Japel
Paton's Classic Wool Merino in leaf green-1.5 skeins, Berocco Touche in dark blue-2.2 hanks
Size 8 Knit Picks Options circular, Size 4 KP Options circular
2 months
Made for me

As I've described in detail in previous blog entries, this was difficult for me, but mostly due to overconfidence with correcting a mistake. I learned a lot with this shrug, and it's my first large FO. I'm really proud of it, and I think the color combination is pretty rockin'. I cut the pattern a bit short, mainly because I liked the length of the ribbing, and didn't know how crazy I would be about the way it folded over around the neck. I haven't blocked it, but I might, as the ribbing looks a bit uneven in these pictures. We'll see.

Also, in search of an instant gratification fix, I cast on this afternoon for Stella's Hat in my Malabrigo Worsted. I wasn't sure about the colorway (it was a gift), but I'm loving it. It's so me.


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