I got the shrug finished yesterday afternoon, right after I finished the baby doll dress. And then I started a new sweater.
This is the same “shrug” sweater pattern I used for the pink/green/purple striped sweater I made in the fall. This yarn is Cherry Tree Hill “Oceania” – a Merino wool/metallic blend. I’ve had it in my stash since I first went into the hospital when I was 29. I had tried making a shawl with it, but it just didn’t seem right. This is working up really nicely and I’m positive I’m going to be delighted with it. I’ve got enough yarn to make the sweater full length this time and make the sleeves long as well. I’m so excited!!!
The weekend has been going quite well. I’m getting all kinds of things done and that always makes me feels good. I’ve got one more load of laundry to run, I need to run the vacuum, clean the bathroom, and Josh needs to run to the pharmacy. I love productive weekends.
The mood seems to be holding fairly steady. I’ve gotten good sleep and yesterday I got to spend some time with the sun lamp, which I know helps. I’ve got it on again now and I plan to sit here and knit while I soak up the rays.
Oh, if anyone is interested, I posted the pattern for the beaded shrug on the Patterns page. It’s a fairly easy knit once you get used to the mohair. Or it could be done with a different yarn if you don’t want to mess with it. Anyway, simple pattern – lovely results.