Monday, January 5, 2009

First FO of 2009

I tried to wrap this one up before year end. . . It was knit once but the edging was too small so I had to tear out and start again and with one week of my mom and then 4 days of Jake's parents, I had no down time where I could actually sit and COUNT to pick up stitches. But I finished it this weekend once the house was quiet (and Jake & I both agree NEVER AGAIN to have back to back house guests!) This is Retro Redux Shrug from Lace Style.
I wore it today in the mild weather and didn't need to wear a coat over my tank top. I sort of wish I'd used some Malabrigo, because the Araucania Nature Wool is not the softest thing ever, but it's not unpleasant or anything. I can see getting a lot of wear out of this baby!

The details are here on Rav if you're interested!

I also finished my secret project, but it's a secret, so you can't see it yet.

My previously secret wedding gift project has been received by the giftee, so now I can share my Hemlock Ring, too! I love, LOVE, LOVE the Hemlock Ring and totally want to make another. Unfortunately, I don't have any fancy artistic photos of it. The weather didn't cooperate to take it outside, and it was kind of big to layout anywhere at home that didn't blend into the taupe. So we live with marginal photography :)

Here it is pinned out and blocking. It ended up being just about 6 feet in diameter.
Again, details here.

I hope it gets lots of love for many years with the Newlyweds, my friend Jenny & her new hubby Dave ;)


IrishgirlieKnits said...

The shrug looks fantastic on you Carly!! Too cute!

Kristen said...

The hemlock ring is absolutely stunning!!

Marie said...

I understand your love for the Hemlock ring. It is beautiful! You should make yourself one ... for your wedding. (Easy for me to say, since I didn't spend the hours it took to knit the shawl).