Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Yarn Along

Yarning along with Ginny and the crew at Small Things again this week.
Origami Shrug with a BOGO hat
Work on the Origami Shrug continues, I finally finished the lace repeats (4 rounds and 10 inches of lace) and have moved onto the ribbing.  I had some serious dunce-like moments in trying to figure out how to do the decrease round.  It's amazing how the lack of a single comma in the pattern could confuse me this much!  I'm thinking that goal of finishing by next Saturday is quickly slipping from my fingers but I'll keep plugging. The upcoming jersey section should move much more quickly than the lace, right?  It's only 6 inches of jersey in rounds of 400 stitches..... after 3 inches of ribbing.  I'm in trouble!

Mom, why the heck are you making me wear this girly hat?!?
My troubles are not helped by my knitting ADD, which led me to make this little pink hat instead of working on the shrug.  I decided to make a trio of matchy hats for my next door neighbor's girls for Christmas and this is the first one from Carina Spencer's BOGO hat duo.  I made the hat and Frank crocheted the flower for me.  I coerced him into crocheting 2 more flowers for me so I have those ready for the next 2 hats.  I also need to make a hat for Xander's bus driver who is due to have a little baby girl next week!  Hopefully I can whip out a little newborn hat quickly and still squeeze in some knitting time for the shrug. I'm really in trouble.... I think I need to consider a new outfit to wear to the wedding next Saturday.

I just started reading Beautiful Unbroken: One Nurses's Life by Mary Jane Nealon.  I've only just started so I don't have much to say yet. I always like reading about other people's experiences and it especially interesting to read about others experiences in the same profession so I am excited. I picked up way too many books at the library this week so I may have to renew at least 2 of them.

Happy Knitting and Reading everyone!

18 comments:

Rachel Proffitt said...

very cute hat- and great flower :)
I am sure the shrug will go faster if you see the end in sight.

Taira said...

Your shrug is amazing - love the colour. x

Linda said...

Gorgeous shrug!!

Andria said...

I think your shrug looks amazing! And that hat is very cute, the flower really sets it off!

Greer said...

I've had similar issues with missing commas!

Becks said...

The hat is lovely, th flower really sets it off. I like the books about nurses lives in decades gone past, especially seeing the contrast in how they lived whilst training back then as compared to now.

pinkundine said...

Love the hat, so cute :)

Hope the shrug goes quickly on the rib and jersey rows - try not to think about the number of stitches involved!

Ellen said...

The shrug is beautiful! Lots and lots of round and round.

cpcable said...

The shrug is so very beautiful! I love the color!

Lee Ann said...

Love the hat! And the shrug is coming along beautifully :)

Plain and Joyful Living said...

Love that your son did that for you.
the hat is sweet and your shrug just beautiful.

Gretchen R said...

Oooooo!!! I can't wait to see you finish that shrug it looks lovely!

(lia) said...

Gosh that shrug is beautiful!

Amy said...

The shrug is amazing! Can't wait to see it finished. I have knitting ADD as well, glad I'm not the only one!

505whimsygirl said...

I hope you model you finished shrug for us. It looks great!!!

The pink hat is over the top cute. I bet those little girls are going to be giddy with excitement when they open their package.

The flower is a nice touch too.

pippasmum said...

Your shrug is lovely!!! That must involve a lot of patience and counting!

dulceameacasa said...

I like the pattern. Very, very much. And the colour of your hat - like a lollipop.

GirlAnachronismE said...

The shrug is looking brilliant, and I love that little pink hat, it's so cute!