It Fits!!

I actually knit myself something that isn’t overly huge.  And I’m proud of it. 

It’s the Cotton Candy Stripes shrug found in the Summer issue of Love of Knitting.  I just picked up the magazine at a local grocery store and thought it had some nice projects in it.  This one seemed perfect.

 Here, is the shrug in its circular form.  How you do it?  Knit the back flat, don’t cut your yarn and pick up and knit the cast on edge.  It’s a lot of stitches for that lace ribbing, but it tend to go quickly the more you knit.  I will say binding off was tedious, though.

Below, you can see me in smug pride showing my newest piece.  My DH took the photos.  Want to see the details?  Check it out on Ravelry.

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Four Projects Down! But…..

I got four orphaned projects done this weekend, three of which I found, but two only needed finishing work, and the third, I needed to finish the rest of of the project and finish it, but it was small.  Here’s what I did.

So, I accomplished something this weekend!  Yay! 

Finished Shrug


I finished my little shrug!  And I wore it yesterday.  I really like it.  It’s a funky little sweater.  I probably should’ve knit it a size up, but it still fits, despite being a tad snug.  You can see the finished project here.

I was pretty pleased with the workshop on Craftsy, though I did think some things were assumed and could’ve been spelled out a little more, such as when told to change to a different size needle, another way to explain it would be to purl back with the new needle.  Just a thought.  Otherwise, it is a well done workshop, and I would recommend it to any new knitter looking to make a quick project where you can learn a lot of new techniques

Long Lean Sweater Finale: DONE!

You’ve read about me knitting this sweater for quite some time now, and it is finally time to unveil the final product!  Here is it, blocked and being worn.  I love, love, love it!  Someone asked me today where I bought it from.  That made my morning. 
Thank you for sticking with me while I knit this.  I hope you enjoyed watching my progress.  I certainly enjoyed your comments and support.  And, of course, knitting the sweater.
Now it’s on to other things.  From the looks of the poll, I should be sticking to smaller projects, and that is certainly a good point with Christmas on its way.  I have a few items that people have requested and presents to knit.