Sunday, January 30, 2011

The little shrug and a froggin'

Well, I had some quiet time to work on my shrug in the past few days. It took me just under 2 hours to finish the edging.

Then, I tried it on...too tight. 30 seconds to frog 2 hours worth of work. Ugh!

I'll try again this week. I am going to take at least an inch and a half of the seaming out then do the edging again. That should work.

In the meantime, I wanted to hit my goal to have a finished object by the end of January - since the shrug wasn't cooperating, I picked a leftover UFO from 2010. I used an online video to learn how to do a 3 needle bind off to connect the shoulder straps to the body and off I went.

I present my Rowan Summer Tweed Frock Camisole:
Pattern: Frock Camisole from Interweave Knits Spring 2008
Yarn: Summer Tweed by Rowan
Colorway: Blue
Purchased at: WEBS
Needles: Knit Picks Harmony Needles US 7 Circulars

I do plan on wearing a white shirt underneath it, so I did not do any modifications.

Hopefully next time I can share a completed shrug!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Has it really been 20 days...

since I last blogged? Well, there have been some big events in the past couple of weeks.

First there was a wedding shower;

 a night out with the bride;
a fabulous meal out with said bride (me and my sister);
 (yes that would be my Multnomah shawl)

 and a total of 34 inches of snow in the past 2 weeks;
I was able to take that photo this afternoon. I'm glad we do not have any close neighbors that would have seen me sticking my head and camera out the window!


Unfortunately, even with all that snow, I still had to make it into work, so I just started back on the shrug today. I need to work quickly as the wedding is in 3 weeks!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Little Silk Shrug at 30

inches, that is.

I'm at the point where I need to knit the arm sleeves up. Hopefully I'll be able to knit those up in the next day or so. The next step after that is to add an edging....another first for me.