Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Something Done!

I can't believe how long I've gone without posting something about knitting. This must be a record for me!

Never fear, though, my long-suffering blog reader(s) (I'm being optimistic and assuming I have more than one), we have knitting to discuss!

I've been putting my usual Christmas knitting on hold to get a few things done for the kids, and I just recently completed this Pippa Girls' Shrug for Miss Boo.
The pattern was pretty well written, but I did have to frog it a few times because I kept mistaking the metric measurements for inches (note to self: there is a sizeable difference between 10 inches and 10 centimeters).

I had visions of a wonderfully frilly ruffled shrug, and even went so far as to knit a ruffle around the neck and edging. My vision turned out to look like a horrible mop of a thing, so I frogged that as well and opted for a simple crocheted scalloped trim.
The crocheted trim thankfully turned out to be the perfect thing. It's nice and girly without being too much, and now Miss Boo has a layering piece to wear over her summer tops!
(For more specific pattern notes click here).


Mizzle said...

The trim is lovely!

And Miss Boo sure looks pleased! :)

Ellen said...

The Boo inside the trimmed shrug is what catches my eye! Hugs, slobbery kisses, and lots of love from Gammy miss Boo!

beadlizard said...

Oh, I really like your trim. What a difference!