Friday, June 27, 2008

Say "Aloha" to my aloha shrug


Yes, it is finally finished. I know it doesn't look like much, but it took me a while because I got side tracked by other projects and life in general. So here are the specifics:
Pattern source: Comfy shoulder shrug (aka Aloha Shrug) from Creative Knitting Sept. 2007
Size: Large (big boned)
Yarn: Shine worsted from Knitpicks in coral and cream, 8 and 2 balls respectively (around about that amount)
Needle size: 9
Started: Mid-March 2008
Finished: June 26, 2008
Enjoyed working with this yarn and I do love the color. Makes me think of my tropical vacation, hence the name. It would have been finished Wednesday night, however I bound off and realized I made a mistake. Like seemed up the sides too far, and did not pick up enough stitches around the opening. DUH! Blond moment! (highlights count) So I frogged the edging, and some of the side seams, and re-finished it last night. Ahh...much better. In my defense, the instructions were not exactly that clear.
I must say though , that I impressed myself with the seaming. The last time I seamed something, it looked like crap. I think I did a much better job this time, considering there was open work right next to the edge. Not a lot of room/stitches for seaming. There are a few boo-boos in this shrug, but I made it with my own two hands. And for that I am proud.



I'd like to give a big shout out to Suzy Girl for being my photographer, hence the laughter. We always laugh when we are together. Here is too our lunches filled with knitting :)
TTFN!

11 comments:

  1. Love it!
    Love it!!
    Love it!!!
    Good job.
    And the photos aren't too bad either :)

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  2. It's beautiful. You did a great job!
    Pic's are good too!

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  3. Very pretty - love the color and it looks great on you!

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  4. Love the fun modeling shots! Pretty!

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  5. Cute! Love that. It looks good on you!

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  6. Wow! It looks great and so do you in it!
    I just adore the color. It's one of my favorites.

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  7. Ah, I am so late! Sorry, I'm playing catch up. I love the shrug! The color is really pretty & you look adorable in it. You should be proud of yourself.

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  8. It is adorable and the color is fabulous on you! GREAT photos! :)

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  9. I love it! You did a great job and I love that last picture...you look so happy : )

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