Friday, 18 May 2012

Boring Title*

I've been a little bit absent from blogging and commenting (and, alas, crafting) over the past few days, thanks to a particularly unpleasant migraine :( I'm feeling a little better today, and luckily have something I finished last weekend that I can share *smiles*


My lace shrug that formed part of my crafting intermission

It was a really quick, easy and enjoyable knit, using lovely soft yarn. I'm really happy with how it came out...


It's a lovely shape and I have a feeling I'll make more in this style, perhaps with a different stitch pattern, longer sleeves, longer ribbing around the neck...


Slightly oversaturated picture to show off the lace pattern... It's simple but pretty and not too taxing for my lace-blind brain *laughs*

Pattern: Sagebrush
Yarn: 3 balls Cascade Dolce (bought from Las Vegas)
Modifications: I don't think I really made any, apart from making the ribbing on the sleeves and around the front a little longer than the pattern.

This was the first time I've used a provisional cast on, which went fine, and a 3 needle bind off for the underarm sections, which also went well. I like projects where I have to learn new skills *grins*

It's Friday, so you know what to do... Visit Tami'sNatural Suburbia and Wisdom Begins in Wonder. Have a great weekend   


* Ok, so I usually try and find a quote or come up with a clever title, especially on a Friday, but as per the first paragraph of this post, I don't really have the mental capacity this week *laughs* Suggestions for a better title welcomed!

33 comments:

  1. Hey that looks lovely on you! While I have no idea what a provisional cast on or 3 needle bind off are, I'd be tempted to try this, as it will keep my a bit cosy while accommodating my ever-increasing belly!!! Happy weekend.

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  2. Your shrug looks great. Very tempting .... but ... ;-)

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  3. Sorry to hear about the Migraine :S Glad you're doing better - they can really knock you out, can't they?

    It's a beautiful lace pattern, definitely, and the style really suits you.

    Hope you can get back to normal and enjoy your weekend!

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  4. That shrug is sassy! If I could ever get my weight back under control I would love to wear one. I hope your head is feeling better. Migraines and Sinus issues are not fun at all.

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  5. Beautiful! I love the colour especially.

    I suffer with migraines so I totally sympathise. I hope you're feeling better.

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  6. I'm glad to hear that the headache has abated a bit. Migraines can be paralyzing!
    Great, shrug, too!

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  7. That's really cute. Sorry to hear about your head.

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  8. It looks stunning on you :) I love the fit and you look so pretty. Boring title but it caught my attention!

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  9. Ugh, migraines really suck. I hope that you have some respite from that awfulness. On a lighter note, the shrug looks fantastic!

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  10. That shrug is gorgeous. Really beautiful! Sorry about the migraines, hope you are better now.

    x

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  11. It's really cute! I absolutely love the colour. I struggled with provisional cast-ons for a long time until I tried the one where you crochet a long chain, and then pick up stitches in the back-side loops of the chain. Which one did you use?

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  12. Beautiful work! The color is just lovely and it looks great on you.

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  13. Love the color, and the shrug in general. I really need to learn provisional cast on and 3 needle bind off too :/

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  14. Your knitting amazes me! Gorgeous colour, and the shrug looks great on you :-) Hope you are feeling better!

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  15. Adorable....beautiful color.

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  16. Very cute shrug. Glad you're feeling better too.

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  17. Loving the color. BEautiful work

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  18. It looks lovely. Beautiful pattern and a gorgeous colour yarn

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  19. Oh I LOVE it!! I want one, even though as I write this I'm freezing in a wool sweater. Where is spring? Pretty colour too, it suits you well!

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  20. It looks great! Nice color and beautiful lace.

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  21. Beautiful! I've had that in my queue for ages - it looks great in that yarn. Sorry to hear you've been down with migraines. I hope you feel better soon!

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  22. Your shrug is super pretty! I love the colour :)

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  23. That so cute!!! Is it blue or green? ( I don't have my glasses, sorry)

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  24. That is fabulous! And you look fabulous in it!

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  25. I love that pattern! It's definitely going in my queue.

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  26. LOVE! pretty color and design! great job :)

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  27. Gorgeous shrug, and the colour really suits you! I just wanted to let you know, I've given your blog for sunshine blogger award over on my blog =)

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  28. I love that shrug! I've never really worn shrugs until I made one for my brother's wedding, but then I instantly fell in love with them!!! Yours has a really beautiful pattern!

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  29. Wow - that is super, super cute!! It looks perfect for summer!

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  30. It's beautiful!! Congrats on the finish!

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