Monday, February 20, 2006

Strut the stuff!

Until yesterday, I was still working on the ribbing on Mom's shrug.

But at 4 pm today, I finally decided that I've gotten sick of ribbing so I just went ahead and finished the edging. And so here is it!

This took me no more than 5 balls of Rowan 4ply soft which I carry as part of my stock. It's much more of a 3/4 sleeve version on me but should fit my mom nicely. One of my students who came earlier for her knitting lesson this evening decided that she's gonna knit a shrug after trying it on. We'll be using different lace patterns as fillers.

As usual, modelling it seems to bring out the best of the shrug though my photography skills still needs improvement.

Remember the socks? I finally managed to convince hubby to put them on for a photo.

That's a pair of size 12 feet for you. :)

In case anyone's wondering about Agnes' comment and my short interview was featured in Knit.1 mag -- it's on page 25 of the Spring 2006 issue. (Just pardon that photo; doing a self-timer photo shoot isn't my forte yet.)

So if you have visited my blog as a result of the article, please say hi, will you?

22 comments:

Wee Quantum Furball on Mon Feb 20, 11:59:00 PM GMT+8 said...

Hey there. My sweetie has size 12 feet as well, and I really want to surprise him with a pair of socks. Which means I can't go over to him and wrap a measure around his feet. Don't suppose you'd be willing to share the measurements so I can get at least close to my sweetie's? *chuckles*

That shrug is to die for. Generally I despise shrugs, but I really like this one a lot. Very nice work.

Ruth on Tue Feb 21, 04:29:00 AM GMT+8 said...

your shrug is gorgeous! what a lovely gift for your mom. =)

Agnes on Tue Feb 21, 04:38:00 AM GMT+8 said...

Wow ... the shrug is lovely! Your mom must be very happy!
Nice socks ... seem very comfy.

erin on Tue Feb 21, 09:36:00 AM GMT+8 said...

The shrug turned out very pretty. This is one of the patterns I like from that magazine. I am wondering whether the 4 ply soft is too warm to wear in the aircond?

Mimi on Tue Feb 21, 01:31:00 PM GMT+8 said...

It's a beautiful shrug and you knitted it very well! The pattern calls for Jap. needles 6 and 4 ply needs a much smaller needle size. Did you have to recalculate for the Rowan 4 ply yarn?
Wow, you were in the knit.1 mag! Need to check that out!
oh the socks also turned out great!

KnittenKnots on Tue Feb 21, 09:46:00 PM GMT+8 said...

The shrug is beautiful! It actually makes me want one of my own. I can just imagine how cozy the Rowan 4ply soft is... This is my first visit to your blog and it's very well done - Ms. P definitely has a future in modelling - so cute!

fig on Tue Feb 21, 11:39:00 PM GMT+8 said...

Gorgeous shrug, Emy! Congrats on being in knit1. I will go and get a copy today! Yea!

Toni on Wed Feb 22, 12:33:00 AM GMT+8 said...

The shrug is fabulous and fits so well (even if it is for your mom) :) I'm working on a pair of socks for a size 12 foot and it's taking foreverrrrrrrrr!

Suzie on Wed Feb 22, 12:36:00 AM GMT+8 said...

Emy, your mom's shrug is really, really gorgeous! Thanks for visiting my blog!

Erin on Wed Feb 22, 06:49:00 AM GMT+8 said...

that is one of the prettiest shrugs I've seen in a while! Your mom is so lucky! :o)

Anonymous said...

The shrug is beautiful!

Katie on Wed Feb 22, 10:15:00 AM GMT+8 said...

I love your shrug, it is so pretty!

Knittinreed on Wed Feb 22, 11:08:00 AM GMT+8 said...

Beautiful work!

Amy on Wed Feb 22, 11:22:00 AM GMT+8 said...

Wow, what a beautiful shrug! Your mom is going to love it. What a special gift.

Sedie on Thu Feb 23, 01:52:00 AM GMT+8 said...

Your mom is going to love that shrug! It is really pretty, and the color is very universal.

Ling on Thu Feb 23, 05:09:00 AM GMT+8 said...

What a gorgeous shrug! I love it.
Babies really outgrow stuff you knit/crochet for them really quickly, especially in the first year. I've had to frog a few items because I'm such a slow knitter. Always best to knit a few sizes bigger!

Momo on Thu Feb 23, 05:39:00 AM GMT+8 said...

Beautiful shrug! Like your student, I want to make one now, too! Gorgeous knitting too. Your ribbing looks so even.

Cheers!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful shrug, and I like the understated color. Seriously, you should put it out as a pattern.

- MJ

Scoutj on Sat Feb 25, 12:31:00 AM GMT+8 said...

That shrug is absolutely gorgeous!

haze on Sat Feb 25, 06:06:00 AM GMT+8 said...

The shrug is beautiful. Where can I find that pattern?

deb
thapurplehaze@gmail.com

Bonne Marie on Sat Feb 25, 10:30:00 PM GMT+8 said...

WOW! What a wonderful daughter you are! The Shrug is just lovely and but of course, your skills RULE!

Gorgeous...

LeahJR on Mon May 08, 08:13:00 AM GMT+8 said...

I love everything about your shrug. I am in awe of your knitting and crochet abilities. Your FO's are so beautiful. Where do I find this particular pattern pattern?

 

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