Sunday, June 21, 2009

FO: Retro Reduc Shrug!

At last I finished something! I was right, its the retro redux shrug, below is me modeling with my sister's dog Maddie who didn't really feel like being in the picture. (Maddie is a little camera shy.)
I made the smallest size using Berroco Love It. I didn't make any modifications except that the collar isn't as long as it should be since I ran out of yarn. I am very happy with the way that this shrug turned out. The pattern is so easy. The shaping is done just by changing the needle size so its very easy. The most annoying part was picking up all the stiches for the collar. I had to redo it a couple times to get the right number, but once ?I got past that it was a breeze to finish.

I also liked the yarn. Its soft and easy to work with, but it can be a little splitty at times. I'd use it again, but the woman at Saybrook Yarn told me that its being discontinued so I'm not sure I'll be able to unless I stock up soon.

But regardless I am very happy with how this turned out and it'll be perfect for summer- if summer ever actually gets here.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

WIPS and Gratuitous Sheep

Yikes, its been so long. Since last time I've had finals and started working full time so things have been busy. I've been knitting but sadly I haven't finished anything. But soon I should have a few FOs to post about like these:

Those are my central park cardi, a retro redux shrug, and the second froot loops sock respectively. I'm betting that the shrug will be the first one done. I only need to knit ribbing of the collar and weave in a few ends. The central park cardi is done with the knitting but we're fighting. I got rather frustrated with the seaming and thus decided it was time for a break. I also figured it could wait since the weather would be getting warm soon, but I may have jinxed New England because its been cool and rainy here recently and the forecast for the next week is more of the same.

Oh well, hopefully it'll get nice again soon. In the mean time here's a random picture of sheep from the CT Sheep and Wool Festival last month (which was a beautiful day)