Sunday, March 26, 2006


~:O N E * S T R I P E * T U R T L E N E C K * S H R U G:~

Well it's a good thing cooler weather is still around here in Atlanta, because I just finished my Turtleneck Shrug! I was worried I'd have to wait until next year to wear it. Woo hoo! I used Andean Silk from KnitPicks.com and knit with a size 4 needle. The sleeves are about 2.5 inches shorter than the pattern calls for. Still - they're pretty long on me. On one sleeve, I knit a lighter green stripe with some leftover yarn from my stash.

This is a very comfortable shrug, but I am considering shrinking it a bit. I've knit 2 others from another pattern that fit really snuggly and stayed in place. This one, after a few minutes of moving around (I'm right handed), shifts off my right shoulder. I think if it were tighter, it wouldn't move around as much. Any opinions? Advice?

~Anne

6 comments:

maryk said...

Anne, that is AWEsome!
Have no advice, though.
If it were another decade, I'd say shoulder pads....but....

sineado said...

i love the longish sleeves!
(hi anne! i've been thinking about you tons. i've landed in maine and have a (shh) blog...things are good. i miss you.)

Anne-Davnes said...

Hahhhhlooooe!
So glad you're bloggin now Sin. I miss you, too. Just the other day, Bjorn-Mouse asked about you.
By the way - I shrunk my shrug and I like it SO much better now. Fits like a dream and now I've got 3/4 sleeves. I'll post a photo soon.

XO,

~Anne

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And Mary?

You really tink I need shoulder pads? My shoulders happen to be one of the few parts of my body I don't make fun of. Until now. Hmmph. I think I'll re-think your sage advice and go for a Short-n-Sassy haircut instead.

Bell said...

you are to cute!

maryk said...

Nooooo, NOBODY needs shoulder pads. Even in that other decade of which I don't really like to speak. And yes, your shoulders are FINE, it was more of a comment on my lack of ability to give any good advice, even in a fashion situation, much less a life one.

Anne-Davnes said...

I know I KNOW, but what do you think of the Short N Sassy haicut?!?!? Wasn't that Dorothy Hamill?