Shruggy be mine
Dis one be mine!
I was very sad when I had to say goodbye to the last shrug.
Nothing like a little silk to soothe the pain!
On the left is my mini R2D2-ish trash can. Saves me from making that long, arduous 3-foot trek to the bathroom trash can.
Dream a little DIC
With two luscious skeins of Lorna's Laces Lion & Lamb left in the stash, a shrug seemed just the ticket. Plus, there are only so many scarves a girl can use when it's 93 effing degrees at the end of freaking October. Stoopid global warming.
The Dream in Color Shrug turned out to be the perfect pattern for this, too. It's lacy but not froufy, which meshes fabulously well with the variegated colorway. It's easy to memorize but not mind-numbingly dull, which makes for a fun and speedy knit. And it's basically a large rectangle with sleeve seams, so it can easily be modded to make the most of the yardage.
And man, did it make the most of the yardage. Lookit how much (or should I say how little!) is left over:
Can you say, grey hair sprouter?
That's about as close as I've ever cut it!
One of the skeins was slightly darker than the other, so I knit each sleeve with the darker one and russian joined (can I use that as a verb?) the lighter one for the back. Now that it's all done, you... uh... yeah, can't even tell they're different shades. Sweet. But eh, you know me, I'm freakishly anal and would've obsessed over it (and incessantly) otherwise! ;)
My pathetic excuse for a ponytail. So sad.
A few mods:
- Knitted 11 rows of ribbing for the cuffs (didn't really care for the foldy ones in the pattern).
- Knitted 11 repeats of the lace to give it long sleeves.
- Knitted 11 rows of ribbing for the edging.
- Bound off in rib with size 13 needles for a nice, stretchy but not floppy edge
Huh, didn't realize until just now that I actually matched the number of lace repeats with the number of ribbing rows. That was totally unintentional. No, really, I swear!
Lorna's Laces Lion & Lamb is so dreamy. *goo goo eyes* (I may have casually mentioned that a hundred billion times while knitting my Clapotis.) Someday, when I marry my fifth husband for his money, I'll have a storage facility built in the back of my castle so I can buy it by the pallet and knit with it all day long while Peter the Pool Boy fans me with a giant palm leaf.
Wrap it up
Much as I enjoy seeing knits go to happy homes, I'm much happier this one is staying with me. ;) It's soft, silky, comfy, cute - and the perfect cure for the itchy shrug blues!
Pattern: Dream in Color Shrug
Yarn: Lorna's Laces Lion & Lamb, 2 skeins in Jeans
Needles: Holz & Stein Ebony, Size 8, 24"
Mods: Less ribbing, more lace