Sunday, September 26, 2010
Terracotta and Snow. Can't say it was the nicest cotton I've ever knit with, but it wasn't as bad as I expected. Felt kind of waxy though, which was odd. The pattern for this is Autumn Shrug and it is a free download on Ravelry. It actually ended up being a pretty fun knit. It was cheap (only took 1 skein of each color) and quick -- easily done in 2 days (though it took me a little longer to get the buttons on -- I'm sort of allergic to sewing on buttons). There's plenty of the white to do another, so we might pick another color to do for the first day of Winter -- maybe a baby blue. The pattern was also fairly intuitive -- a basic raglan, top down design with 2 cables down the front and 2 in back (not shown.... it's actually kinda hard to see the ones on the front in this picture, but they're fairly darling on the actual shrug). I may even do another that's a full-length cardigan for littlest daughter. If I do though, I'll definitely use a different cotton, maybe Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece in Prosperous Plum.