May 1, 2015
I’ve had a couple of items finished for a while now that I keep forgetting to blog about. These two items have been worn frequently since I finished them.
This shrug is called Verdant by Gina Bonomo. I downloaded it as a free pattern because it called for the exact yardage of a mystery yarn that was taking up space in my stash. It was a funny blue, worsted weight, somewhat thick-and-thin yarn that passed a burn test. I never looked at shrug patterns because they always looked tight and too small and I didn’t think they would look good on my body. I liked the look of the longer, flowing sleeves on this one. I made it a little longer than the pattern called for to use up more of the yarn and I absolutely love it. I wear it a lot – to work, bumming around, even over my pajamas! There’s nothing better than when a project surpasses expectations like that. You can see more info on my Ravelry project page.
The next project is the lacy scarf that I’ve talked about before. Once it was finished, blocked, and grafted I wore it for the next three days. Surprisingly the color goes with quite a lot. I like the reversible cables on the edge because they give it quite a bit of stability instead of it just lying limp around my neck. And the narrow zigzag lace pattern shows up no matter how it drapes. Since I love it so much and it was such an enjoyable knit I ran out and got another skein of the Winter Lace Junior yarn and am knitting it again in a different colorway. This one will probably be a gift for someone.
It pleases me so much when projects turn out better than I imagined!