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


One Skein Shrug Week One

Contrary to the results of my poll, I’ve decided to knit a shrug.  Keep in mind, though, I am caught up on my small stuff, so it’s time for another garment!  A quick-ish shrug seems like a good thing to do, especially since I was accepted in Craftsy’s workshop with Stefanie Japel called “One Skein Knit Shrug.”  You can find the pattern on Ravelry, too. 
I like the workshop, because each step is outlined with photos.  I like to compare what I’m doing against a visual aid, as I am mostly a visual learner. 
Last night I whipped up my gauge swatch, and started knitting.  I’m using Plymouth Galway wool yarn as a substitute for Cascade 220 in my project.  My LYS said Galway was a good alternative.  I chose a dark gray color, and I really like it. 
You can see the beginning of the shrug here, and it doesn’t look like much yet.  Still, if you look closely, you can see some of the increase details that are slowly coming into shape.  It’s looking up to be an interesting project.