Nothing like a FO to bring you back to good spirits!
Pattern: Retro Redux Shrug from Lace Style
Yarn: Blue Sky Dyed Cotton, color 626 – two balls
Needles: Size 8, 9, 10 and 10.5!! I used all circulars
I spent the majority of last Sunday and Monday knitting it up and finally got it finished today. The pattern was uber-simple as the main body really is just a large rectangle. The different needles are used for the shaping which took a lot of thought out of it. Thoughtless knits is what has been my Savior this week!
With my fantastic trip head of me things at the school office seem to be picking up rather than slowing down for the summer. I won’t get into too much detail as not to bring this happy FO post to a Debbie Downer but sheesh I think I’m more stressed now that I was in the height of my admission season!
Anyway this shrug was such a great easy therapeutic knit for me. I plan on sporting her to every church, museum and chapel we visit in Rome. Perhaps I’ll even do a little pseudo modeling in front of the Spanish Steps… yes yes these thoughts are making me feel better! The only teeny concern I have is how much the cotton will shed. It’s already left a good amount of fluff on the dress I was wearing…
I’m back to working on Cherry which will be joining me on my planes, trains and boats in Italy. I want to bring another project with me as well to keep things interesting but haven’t decided what. Time to go Ravel in what to make…