Friday, May 30, 2014

Cable and Lace Shrug

So I am finally getting around to posting about the shrug that I finished. Truth be told, I have finished four sweaters that I haven't posted about. These days I am a little self conscious about my picture being taken. After taking care of three kids all day everyday, I look really tired. I mean, I look like I could use a year long nap. Also, my body is not what it used to be after being pregnant with twins and I have had to face the fact that it is never going to go back. So its kind of hilarious (not really) that I chose a shrug as the knit that that I am posting about.

Pattern: Shrug by Debbie Bliss

Yarn: Debbie Bliss Pure Silk in Aqua

Needles: size US 6

I started knitting this when I was pregnant and it is a "What was I thinking?" knit. I put it down for a long time and then decided recently to pick it up again and at least finish it. I don't love it and I don't think it is really "me". I keep trying to pair it with different outfits but it just isn't working for me. It is disappointing because it took me quite a while to knit it up.
The 100% silk yarn was really nice to work with and it is surprisingly warm. I did like the pattern and the construction of the shrug as well. It kept my interest as I knit. It is just too bad I'm not in love with it.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Spring Knitting

So this is a little update on how my spring knits are coming along.
I finished the shrug but I have been dragging my heels about blocking it, which is ok because it has still been too chilly to wear it. I'm going to get on that soon.

I started a new sweater that I'm totally excited about.

I have been wanting to knit this sweater for the longest time. I finally found the right yarn - a lovely pima cotton in a beautiful pastel color. It's just right for this spring knit. I actually have a lot done on it. I'm hoping to finish it soon - I can't wait to wear it!