Aug 18, 2008

Knitter's Tan

Actually, what I have is more like a knitter's burn. Gorgeous weather coupled with a need to work on my lace shawl in bright light led to lot's of knitting by the pool this weekend. I am now well past the mid-way point in the shawl but I suspect that looking at unblocked lace growing gets pretty boring after a while.

DSC_0539Progress shots of Stinky's Shrug are better. As you can see, the arms are done and I've picked up and started to work the stitches for the ribbing. I like the way this is turning out and I expect that Stinkerbelle will enjoy wearing it. What I don't like is working with this yarn. It's really hard on my hands. I'll be so happy when this is complete.

The pattern, Stefanie Japel's Two-Tone Ribbed Shrug, calls for 2 colors but I went with one. I have some embellishment in mind and this weekend I went to the library and found exactly the right thing in a book there. With any luck, this little shrug will be finished by the end of the week. Yay!

2 comments:

Carole Knits said...

I hope the burn doesn't hurt!

Julie said...

Ouch; I hope the sunburn turns quickly to tan. The shrug is looking good.