Monday, March 10, 2008

Very Bad Blogger

I've been really bad at keeping up with my blog lately...but that isn't news to all of you. I've been doing my knitting though and dealing with my ever fluctuating health issues. It is beginning to feel like I'll never get used to the medication and therefore I'll always have stomach issues that land me in bed at the drop of a hat.

Anyway, enough of that. I've finally finished the Simple Shrug and I hate it. Actually I really do like the yarn and it looks pretty but the fit is terrible and I can't imagine who it would fit properly. Oh, you want proof? Ok...

Not enough?? I tried it on a few other folks as well:

To recap, this is the Simple Shrug pattern that is on the ball band for Caron Simply Shadows yarn. The only real adjustment I made was to sleeve length and that obviously wasn't enough because the sleeves were too long on everyone who tried it on. The pattern calls for increasing every 5 rows until you have 100 stitches and I only increased every 5 rows until I reached 80 then increased every other row.

I finished my first 9-5 sock for my Loopy Sock KAL. As you can see, Ellie likes it as well.

I've got the second sock started but not that far along, nothing really to show.

Sally Melville
called my name and I started her Opaque sweater. I don't have pictures but I promise to post some this week.

Enough of me for now, I'm home alone and I haven't knit all day! The horror!! (But I did get a couple of new books and magazines today, more on that tomorrow.)

1 comment:

Theresa said...

I got presents! I got presents! Kelley, you outdid yourself with my swap gift - I got home late last night, and since my husband didn't get the mail, I ventured forth in the dark. I'm so glad I did! I'm going to blog it, so you'll have to come on over and read, and I'm going to post it on the swap page. Thank you so much for all your time and effort, I love EVERYTHING. I wanted to start knitting Evangeline last night, but knew I had to take pics before I did. It was excrutiating!