Sunday, September 26, 2010

Shrug Complete

Done, done, done.   Now if only the weather would cooperate and cool down so there'd be some conceivable reason to wear the darn thing!  I did end up using Cotton Ease in 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.

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