Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Do-over

I tend to wear most of my hand-knitted items fairly frequently. The exception to this has been the orange Cotton Tape shrug that I made last year, which I wore twice right after I finished it... and never again. It was of the "make a rectangle and sew the two ends into sleeves" variety, and if you have one of these, you know the weird poochy roll of fabric that you end up with along the back.

This weekend, I ripped out the old shrug and made a new one. Basic top-down raglan, with some dropped stitches thrown in "just because"... SO MUCH BETTER.

Orange shrug

Look, no more poochy roll of fabric! This one actually fits!
Orange shrug

This is part of what makes knitting fun, right? "Hey, this doesn't fit so well... so I get to play with the yarn again!"

Chances are excellent that I'll be wearing this one of the two days of Sheep and Wool. :)

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nice work! I like the second version much better. See you this weekend!
JOlene

Diane D. said...

Good job! See you Saturday.

Theresa said...

Oh, that is cute! Perfect for the weekend's festivities!

Coleen said...

Cute! and I really like it with the purple jeans!

Stacey said...

that is really cute - love the color!

Javajem said...

Awesome! And so quick too!