7.22.2005

Cabled Shrug


Ha ha! I finished it! In less than 2 weeks. It is an FO, not a UFO. So there dork!!! I finished the knitting on Wednesday and blocked it out. I sewed it up on Thursday. I got it done in 12 days total. hee haw! You can see a photo of the rest of it down below. Looks a little patchwork-y, doesn't it. That would be thanks to the Manos. Each skein was a slightly different color even though it all came from the same order. One of the skeins was quite a bit darker than the rest. Most of it blended with the first washing. Unfortunately the yarn also faded quite a bit. I am hoping that with time that it will all blend together. If it doesn't I'm going to try to over dye the whole thing. I love it though. Perfect for someone who doesn't wear a coat in the snow. hehehe. So now I'm working on the Ruffles scarf and a crochetted pillow cover. I'll post the pattern when I finish it. I have the pattern written up, except for the buttonhole band. I'm crocheting it in aweful Red Heart. No flaming please. I know better than to use that stuff. I have an afghan that I WILL finish it in even if it kills me. The pillow cover matches. Then I will never have to touch the stuff again. lol.

Tman was gone for part of this week. He was in Provo, Utah at Novell's headquarters on Tuesday, Wednesday and came home on Thursday. I missed him so much! Although, I had to laught at him. He tells me that he felt bad about leaving me with 7 children. all alone. with no break. Right? First, I'm alone with them 5 days a week until 6 p.m. I'm pretty good at hiding from them for that many hours anyway, snicker. Second, while he was gone I didn't have the frustration of dealing with all the kid issues by myself while he plays EQ2 all night long. It was easier when he was gone as I didn't get frustrated with him. lol.

Friends are having a photo shoot next Sunday for their next newsletter for their yarn shop. They asked if my little ones can be in it. They will have so much fun doing that. They asked me to be in it. I'm hoping they asked me just so they could get my kids, lol. I have such a hard time showing people my photo. My face gets so fat looking with excess weight. Still 45 pounds to lose. I haven't lost any weight this month. What a total bummer! No, I'm not dieting or exercising. I'm hoping that it will just get lost. lol. I almost had my daughter wear my shrug for the photo above, but broke down and had hubby take these shots for me. I know its over-exposed. Blaim the lily white skin on that one.


7 comments:

Rachel Ann said...

The shrug looks beautiful!

EQ2Freak said...

Mulley and Sculder left, guess it was just an electrical storm, nothin paranormal....

Theresa said...

Ohhh, I LOVE that shrug! I've been itching to knit one for me becuae I hate coats as well. ANd honey, they asked you to take pics cause you're beautifuL! That pic with the shrug looks like something out of Rowan!

me said...

Thanks everyone. Thank you Theresa for the compliments! I am so in love with this shrug. xoxo

Anonymous said...

This is gorgeous! How do I find the pattern for it? You look so great in it!

me said...

Thanks! It is from Interweave Fall '05. You might try your LYS as many can order older ones or they may still have it in stock. If not, try your library or online yarn stores. If you make this, let me see a pic! I truly will someoday start blogging again, hehehe, been lazy. Ya'll posting comments may just be the kick in the pants that I needed.

STRANRAERSCOT said...

Looks great! I ordered the mag and a subscription!