Thursday, June 14, 2007

Retro Lace Shrug

As you may have guessed, my creative writing skillz re: titles are non-existent today. I've decided to play a bit of catch up, and blog about my long-finished Retro Lace Shrug:

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Pattern: Retro Lace Shrug from Interweave Press' "Lace Style"
Yarn: Alchemy Silk Purse (in a lovely hot pink whose name/number escapes me at the moment. Ruby something, I believe)

This is a great pattern, in that it's quick to knit and very stylin'. I just regret making it in hot pink, which drastically limits my ability to incorporate it into the regular wardrobe rotation.

Because of the minimal effort that goes into this one, it's a great tv-watching knit. I'd just suggest for any interested knitters to make a more thoughtful colour decision than I made for myself.

I did block the hell out of this one. As per my usual MO. Because of said blocking tendencies, I was able to create a garment that is stretched beyond belief (and now will stretch no more. I would really, really quite hate it if I put all the time into making a piece and then it gets all loosey-goosey on me. See my sad Fair Isle Sweater.)

The yarn is amazing to work with, and feels great against the skin (being 100% silk and all....) I'll be patronizing the Alchemy yarn family for many future projects. I've already got a couple on me mind's backburner.

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Oksana said...

This looks great! It is a rather stylin' shrug. Great job!
(Lace Style has been added to my ever-growing list of knitting books to check out).

Teresa said...

Thanks so much! I have one of those book lists myself. Recent additions are "Knitting Lingerie Style" and "Romantic Handknits". I can't wait for it to come out in August!