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11/10/2010

Shrug

I call it Zen Knitting.  The ladies in my knitting group smile to each other as I pull out my latest project of zen knitting as they attempt to tackle hard patterns and balls of beautiful delicate yarn.  I just like to cast on and see what happens.    I make a lot of scarves and blankets but recently I made this awesome shrug.  It was so simple!  If you can knit a scarf you can knit a shrug.  I didn't use a pattern, I cast on enough stitches that would fit around my upper arm and then did row after row of knit and purl until it was the desired length.  I then stitched up the arms from the end to where my arm pit hit, this took a few times of trying it on and taking it off till I hit the perfect part...some people measure with a measuring tape...I find that the try on-take off approach works for me. :)

7 comments:

The Schuster's said...

I absolutely love it!!! I miss those days of sitting and knitting for hours on end with you.

Odie Langley said...

I am a guy and will have to admit I never heard of a shrug but it is interesting and beautifully modeled. Learned something new today.

Gretchen said...

@ Nik I sooo miss those days!!!
@ Odie, watch out I'll get you crafting/knitting in no time! :)

Raven said...

lOvely! teach a newbie? next visit? xo

Odie Langley said...

Now Gretchen I do love crafts even though I don't do much of it any more with the carpel tunnel problem I have. I started out with resin casting and made some of the prettiest coaster sets one year with embedded shells. Then I got into building miniature log cabins with furniture, dishes, even food made from whatever I had in my shop. Once I even made one into a church with pews, speaker stand with a miniature bible, offering plate with money and stained glass windows and a name over the door "Langley's Chapel". I gave it to my mother and since she died I have it back now. I do miss those days.
Odie

Gretchen said...

Odie that sounds wonderful!!!

Heidi @ Budget Wise Home said...

I love the shrug--and I love the green even more! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Hope you have a great day.

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