Do you still remember my Rubellite shrug? I've tried to forget about it and hid it together with some other UFO's. I had it almost done right after Summer, with the exception of the crochet border of one sleeve. My first attempt turned out into a huge ruffled border, then I tried picking up less sts on the other one and it didn't look good. I decided that the first attempt, even big, was still a better choice. At that point, I was a bit tired of the yarn and the crochet border. It takes long time even to do one sleeve and with my "snail speed in crocheting" I decided that a break would be the best for the moment. Who likes to unravel things? Not me! It just happened that I started to knit other projects and did not feel like to return to the shrug. However, on the back of my mind this shrug was always haunting me, even though I put out of my sight.
So I took it out and redid the border and now I have it as an FO!
I just don't know when is that I'll have the courage to wear it! :D
My boys reactions to the shrug were:
Mom, you want me to take a picture of you wearing THIS??
It looks "nice", just the sleeves look DIFFERENT!!
Such encouragement for the photo section, LOL . I decided that since is an FO I should still show it. It does look better on the picture than in reality! I put a pin maybe because the thing was so small, and I am trying to see if I can cover more! :D
Here is the back, sorry for the messy hair. I always do the photos at night just before bedtime.
I think it will look better if it was a 3/4 length sleeve. They look longer as the yarn has Viscose and the weight of the border pulls it down even more. Well at least it's done, out of my mind!
I am now working on this new project that I named "Lapis Lazuli ( blue stone with some white patches) Cardigan". Yes, it's wool! It's so comfy to knit with wool , it's light and I can use Japanese needle #6. The yarn is Schachenmayr - Extra 100% wool with twists of dark and light blue that I bought in San Diego.
So far is progressing really fast, it's a very easy pattern , only one more sleeve and the border to go. I need to go to a LYS to find a navy blue for the border, dangerous place to stop by. I may walk out with more than the yarn I need to complete this cardigan!! I am still undecided with the pattern for the border. I am following this pattern from Amu that I showed on my last post
After many runs to the mirror to check the length of my sleeves, I chose to knit mine longer. Maybe the designer knows bettter and I also like it short 3/4 lenght but the reason I made mine cover my whole arm is that I will be wearing it in a cool weather and it will not be so practical to have part of my arms freezing!
As for the border, I can't make my mind yet of how to knit it. With two colors as in the picture or with a solid navy blue. Any suggestions?