Tuesday, January 06, 2009


Pattern: Shrug by Debbie Bliss (free pattern from Prima)
Yarn: Bargain merino DK
Needles: 3,75mm
Mods: Made arms slightly longer

About a week before my Mum's 60th birthday last year, I decided to make a shrug to go with the dress that I'd bought to wear to her party. About a month after the party, at which everyone had a thoroughly good time, I finished knitting the shrug. Having sewn up and tried it on, I have to admit to being a bit disappointed with the results and it ended up languishing at the bottom of my work basket waiting to be blocked. The languishing period seemed to correspond with my lack of enthusiasm for both blogging and knitting. I don't know that I'd blame the shrug, but it certainly didn't help.

A couple of days ago, I decided to rescue the shrug from it's baskety confinement and do something with it. Thankfully, a bit of blocking seems to have done the trick. The front is still quite stretchy and looks better held together so I added some hooks and eyes (that belonged to my Grandma, from a pack bought lordknowswhen for the princely sum of 7p) to create a join as inconspicuous as possible.

It turns out that I actually quite like it afterall :)


Lin said...

It does look nice on. the dress is a great colour too.

ambermoggie said...

it is lovely Helen:)

Anonymous said...

Oo, that's adorable.

Kai said...

It's very pretty! :) Love the colour..

Artis-Anne said...

I really think its lovely Helen and goes great with the dress too.
Its so annoying though when you have spent hours knitting something only to find that you don't like it :( and yes it puts you off kniting for a while , put hey your back on track and that really does look good on you :) So whats next on the needles ?

Fiona said...

It looks ace. It's amazing how patterns that you weren't enthused by suddenly look brilliant when they're done. ANd it does look really good.