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Sunday, November 11, 2007

Unshaped Shrug link

I found the link to the shrug pattern. It is Unshaped Shrug by KnitontheNet(Just call me Ruby)


I cast on for River Grass Gansey from Jamiesons's Shetland Knitting Book 2 in a very dark blue Rowanspun DK. The self talk has begun. I knit a swatch once and in the fudgy way I do things cast on with a larger needle in a smaller size. The dark hides all the details, but hey, a good soak will fix that. And, the needle size is rather large, and it looks a bit holey, but hey, a good soak will fix that. and of course I have no idea how large around it really is, but being an "apple" I hate ribbing that binds. And I decided it will take more then an inch to decide.

I want this yarn for myself greedy me. And I want cables. Even if I can't see them, I know they are there:)

I am always thankful these orchids thrive in spite of my disgraceful neglect of my patio.

8 comments:

debbie said...

can't wait to see how the sweater progresses - love all the cables too. thanks for the link - nice patterns....

Toni said...

That sweater will be so fantastic--I hope your sizing works out.

Opal said...

What a gorgeous sweater! What beautiful orchid blossoms! You always give such a feast for the eyes.

Latoya said...

Thanks for the link to the shrug. I'll have to add it to the list. Okay...#468. smile.
Knit on!

mysticalfeet said...

What a beautiful sweater. I can totally relate to your 'forge ahead' mentality regarding casting on. Y'know, my orchids are actually alive, too, despite all the neglect. I think they like tough love.

Felicia said...

Those flowers are beautiful!

Dipsy said...

Awww, this sweater is going to be ever so beautiful! What an awesome pattern! Can't wait to see your progress pics!
And that orchids - my, they're so beautiful! Orchids are my all time fave flowers, so a big thanks to you for posting this pretty pic!

Aim said...

Snicker, you knit and follow directions like I do :) We get there in the end though, don't we?! We just have to learn things the hard way (after all, anyone can blindly follow instructions, but we are trailblazers..."let's see what happens if I do it this way instead....")!!!!!
Don't get discouraged, I know you are in love enough with cables to restart that beautiful sweater! You go girl!