Thursday, January 25, 2007

finished: Turtleneck Shrug

It is finished and worn. Several times, actually. It is a strange, and slightly ridiculous item of clothing. Despite that, i'm immensely pleased with it. It does exactly what you think and expect it will do: keep your arms warm. Its great for the wishy-washy weather that can't decide whether or not its actually winter. People at work gave it a strange look at first glance, but then decided it was cool.

Pattern: Turtleneck Shrug from Scarf Style.
Yarn: my own handspun wool/angora. Roving came from "Spinning-a-Dream" (website down, unfortunately).
Modifications: different gauge, diff needles, diff # of stitches. Also tinked with the shaping of the shoulder because I do not have wispy little upper arms like that cute Interweave Press model!

One arm is softer than the other. Even though the two skeins had the same gauge, one had a much nicer angora halo than the other. I'm sure its noticeable to me only. I don't care anyway. If it were perfect, it would be sold at Wal-Mart. That's my motto. Its a variation on what my quilting friends say: "Only Allah is perfect".

Sabine says that angora yarn makes the BEST pillow!

Starsky is done, but the collar needs to be re-blocked. And i have to figure out whether i'm making the belt or not.

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At 1/26/2007 9:15 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

looks fabulous, Dharia.

my sock knitting students LOVED seeing your yarn. be expecting some of them on etsy.


At 2/03/2007 11:37 AM, Blogger lsaspacey said...

Wow, that is really cool. It would be perfect for the Jekyl/Hyde weather we have here in VA.


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