Sunday, August 19, 2007

Does this make me look fat?


Of course it does! But I don't care. This shrug is the first garment I've made that is not a hat or pair of socks or scarf. I'm wearing it now as the temps here are in the 70s and that feels chilly to me.


I decided not to make the sleeves 6 inches longer but did put an extra inch on with size 12 double pointed needles. It did help to "finish" the sleeves.


This is my friend Taryn's homespun. I think this is the first yarn she made on her wheel. I'm sure she'll correct me if I'm wrong. Anyway, it still needs it's final wash and block but I'm pleased.


My son, Matt, took the pictures.
John, the Army boy, is expected home sometime in the next three weeks. As expected, the Army did discharge him. He says he plans to be home about a week then pack off to Wisconsin where he and a friend will rent an apartment and work at the Harley Davidson Factory. We'll know more later.


2 comments:

LDSVenus said...

I love shrugs. I make them on occation for friends who are ill or older and need extra warmth. They love them too. :) for other shrugs check out:
http://www.elann.com/ShowFreePattern.asp?Id=174024
and:
http://twosisters.lothruin.com/shrugs.html

Elysbeth said...

Shrugs, that great useful wardrobe item. Perfect for those ACd to polar resturants.