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Monday, May 16, 2011

Weekend Update

I finished the Insight Vest by Doris Chan. I used Berroco Origami and I'm really happy with how it came out. The colorway (4371) has so many different colors in it, it will go with everything. I made it significantly shorter than the pattern called for. The only blocking it needed was to stretch out the armholes.
I'm working on an 11th hour shrug which I credit to (blame) my sister. While shopping together, I found a great outfit that she suggested I wear to an upcoming event. I commented that I needed something in case it was cold (the top is sleeveless). She casually said, "you can make something".

Now you may be thinking, that I didn't have to listen to her. Your right. However, it was a challenge/opportunity. So I'm working on a shrug pattern. There was only 1 color/yarn in the whole store that worked; Artyarns Silk Pearl #188. There were only two skeins, so hopefully I'll be able to block it out to be sufficient. I've knit through one skein and it measures 16" long. It might be a little tight.


Les said...

Proud to be your muse (instigator) for your last minute shrug! I'm sure you will make something amazing.

Ann said...

Hopefully it won't be too cold?

Your sister IS a trouble maker. She didn't try to stop me once when I was buying yarn at the NH Sheep and Wool Festival. OTOH, I didn't try to stop her either...

She even offered to take my picture with some of it. She said, "I've been to enough of these with Pam." :-D

We didn't, however, get any fried dough.