Monday, October 3, 2011

A Snug Shrug

Good morning!  I've been kniting, knitting, knitting lately.  I finally finished my Snug Shrug (pattern Eve's Ribs raveled here), and I'm pretty happy with it.  What a brilliant designer Carol Sunday is.  Until the last minute, I had my doubts that this was going to come out okay, but I just knitted along hopefully, and it did -- whew!  When finished, you just sew together the two side seams and you have a shrug/cardi.

(sad little 'autumn leaves' display, isn't it -- but there aren't many around here yet -- should call it 'leaves from trees that died from the wicked drought' instead -- plenty of those around -- sad to say)

I had a hard time getting a good photo of this color.   And I don't know how well the leafy lacy rib pattern shows up, but it's very nice I think.

Anyhoo, must get going.  I'm going to run over to Tyler today to do some Christmas shopping and maybe a tiny bit of yarn shopping for this blanket, this sweater, and this vest (and why is it, that no matter how much yarn you have in your stash, none of it is ever right for the new project you want to cast on -- is it just me?).  Which reminds me, there's a new LYS in Tyler.  It's called Knotty Girls Stitchery -- a very nice shop, and they have a good selection of yarn for knitting as well as all kinds of other needley crafts.  So, if you're in the area, you might want to check it out. 

Have a great week!

♥  ♥  ♥ 

G


12 comments:

wayside wanderer said...

Oh, it is beeeeyooootiful! We haven't been to Tyler in a long time, but we used to go a lot...camping, shopping, and staying at B&B's. That would make a fun outing...and now that I know there is a yarn store....

Hillside Farm said...

That's just beautiful!

stitching under oaks said...

love your lacy shrug....I cracked up about your comment that it was all looking like a mystery. well, it looks like you solved the mystery. that color is wonderful, perfect for fall and winter. have fun at the new yarn shop (fun name for sure) and have a great week!

Jill said...

What a beautiful shrug, well done. I am busy knitting baby stuff. One well overdue and one due December. One day I will have a go at making adult stuff!

Bonnie said...

This shrug is beautiful. The patterning of the leaves(?) or is it vines is stunning. And I love the color.

Pom Pom said...

I love it! I've had many a knitty experience, chugging along, much confused and then happily surprised at how it all turned out and YES! I always have to go buy yarn for new projects!
Your snug shrug is gorgeous and your fireplace is looking very Wind in the Willows Mr. Badger's house-ish! LOVE!

Gigi said...

Thank you Friends! I'm always happily surprised when one of my knitting projects actually turns out okay ;)!
Hugs,
G

lunefantasy said...

Always, beautiful things in your "world", this is morning now in south of France and this little shrug is a good idea for the first step outside (it's a little cold after a long summer)

Josie-Mary said...

wow that's lovely! :) x

Jess said...

Oh man, that is one gorgeous sweater! I mean really! Love it! Looks like something out of the Toast catalog. Something perfect to wear while roaming the Scottish moors. Lol. My imagination. Those are also some good looking prospective future projects as well. Curious whom the linus blanket might be for. I might try to knit one as well. I really like it!

Tea at Weasel's said...

Wow, your knitting is fantastic!! I just love the colour of your Shrug. Your house looks really beautiful too.

Very glad to have found your blog!

Louise xx

Ellen said...

Very beautiful knitting - sort of a mix of old-fashioned and new. I love your Larsson header!

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