Well if I knew that my reward for years of hard work would be roasting in the sun for two hours I might not have looked forward to it so much ;) It feels sort of unreal but very nice. After some initial “ohmygodwearegoingtobelate” hysteria we made it and I marched in feeling proud and excited and really F@#$(*G HOT. People were peeling of robes and jackets like the skin off a banana. All down and bouncy hairdos became pinned up sweat soaked messes. All fancy dresses become scrunched versions of their previous selves. But a good time was had by all.
Here’s a tip: Don’t plan to show off your knitting skills by wearing a shrug on a day that may be 90 degrees. Also don’t take pictures for your blog after sitting in 90+ degrees for several hours. Always take those pictures before. My head is cut off in that shot because I looked like those guys in Grand Central station spit shined my face like a pair of shoes.
Pattern: Two-toned shrug from Fitted Knits
Yarn: TLC Cotton Plus in cream, less than two skeins.
Needles: Denise size 8 and 6 (pattern uses size 5 but mine were in use)
Size: 17 inches across mid-back
Things were constantly coming out small so I went larger on purpose and it worked out well. I also like the ribbing on the size 6 needles too. I don’t care for super tight ribbing. It also helped immensely that I remembered to use larger needles to bind off. My BO rows are severely tight on my partially done Bulky mini cardi. Overall me likes :) Next up finishing Ms. Marigold and the start of something Wicked from Zephyr Style for my baby sis.