Tuesday, May 15, 2007
i am going to a wedding this weekend, which meant i needed new duds. so, i am not a shopper. i do not like to shop (unless yarn is involved). but i had to shop. and i got a nice dress for cheap!
which, of course, meant i needed some nice new yarn to go with my nice new dress. why? because i'm knitting a shrug! the dress is sleeveless, and none of my many shawls works well with the outfit.
my colors are looking a bit off this morning. the dress is grass green and white, and the yarn, berroco's cotton twist is shrimpy pink.
and the pattern? it's the little silk shrug from IK's newest publication, _lace style_. the shrug is essentially a long rectangle, folded over for armholes, and edges finished. it should only use up about 3 to 4 skeins of the cotton twist, and i'm at least half way through with the knitting. it has to be finished before saturday.
and my sock? i thought knitting fairisle would be difficult, but for some reason a two color heel (and only one color is used at at time ! ) is kicking my butt!