It seems like I am always behind the latest web craze. I sometimes make the popular projects and sometimes, I just think about them and then forget about them eventually. Last summer, everyone was making the OSW by Stefanie Japel. I bought the pattern and then didn't get around to making it, but I had every intention of making one. I finally made one with Blue Sky Alpacas Organic Cotton and it's such a great pattern. I like a lot of Glampyre's patterns, and would like to check out her book eventually. Here's the final product.
It's a little looser around the bottom edge than I would like, but it has to stretch so I can move- plus it's cotton. I bound off with needles 2 sizes larger than called for so that it wouldn't be too tight, perhaps it was a bit much.
I won't even begin to tell about the problems that I had with the gauge....seems like that's the story of my knitting life these days, but I think I got it worked out. I knit and re-knit and re-knit and re-knit several times....ugh. I still think it's a bit tight under the arms for me, so I may gift it and re-knit one for myself.
I absolutely LOVE this yarn- it's soft and fabulous. The pattern is adorable, you just sit down and knit and boom, you have a cute little shrug. I definitely plan on making more....I think I might use the same yarn, but I may try something new...we'll see. I have a new favorite online yarn shop... Flyingfingers.com.
This is for my one, occasional reader : ) It's a self portrait, if you can't tell.