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Shandeh
10-09-2006, 01:59 PM
I've never thought I would ever wear a shrug, because I'm a plus-size girl. The thought of my belly hanging out exposed for the world to see just didn't appeal to me.

But, the other day, I was in a department store, and saw a shrug hanging in the women's section. There was a mirror nearby, so I tried it on, and to my surprise, it was very flattering. Now, mind you....it's NOT one of those shrugs that just covers your shoulders. This one went all the way down in the back, and draped very nicely around the sides.

So, I looked through all my patterns, and settled on this one.
http://www.knitting-and.com/knitting/patterns/shawls-shrugs/elegant-shoulderette.htm

As usual, I've changed the pattern. I didn't like the way the Double Moss pattern looked with my variegated yarn, so I'm just doing mine in regular old stockinette. I really like the way it's going so far.

I'm using TLC Essentials yarn in the color "Falling Leaves". I've had 5 skeins of that yarn sitting around for quite a long time. I'm glad to put it to good use. I just LOVE the colors! :heart:

Celine
10-09-2006, 02:02 PM
The yarn is so pretty. Glad you found one you like. :happydance:

rebecca
10-09-2006, 02:45 PM
Pretty!!

Petals
10-09-2006, 04:00 PM
That is looking great! You're going to love it!

I used that pattern to make my DD shrug last Christmas. I also made one for myself. Her's was made out of cotton fleece and had a very nice drape to it.

gardenmommy
10-09-2006, 04:52 PM
Very elegant indeed! Can't wait to see it on you!

Amber
10-09-2006, 05:17 PM
I love the colors! That'll be pretty!

Mulderknitter
10-09-2006, 06:20 PM
That is yarn that I would have bought skeins of because it is so pretty but never would find a use for... good for you it looks great!

mks22300
10-09-2006, 06:46 PM
Oooh, I just love the colours! :heart:

Shandeh
10-09-2006, 07:05 PM
Thanks for the encouragement, my friends! :hug:

I'm in love with the colors SO much. I'm really enjoying knitting this.

CarmenIbanez
10-09-2006, 07:28 PM
Cute!

Mulderknitter
10-09-2006, 08:09 PM
pls give us a fo when u do ( no pressure on the fo part of course), I just want to see how the colors come out!

gimmesanity
10-09-2006, 09:59 PM
I think those colors will look fabulous with your coloring!
I can't wait to see the finished shrug!

Ingrid
10-09-2006, 10:08 PM
A perfect fall project!!!

Shandeh
10-09-2006, 10:23 PM
I just hope I finish it in time to wear it in the mountains at the end of this month!

Jaxhil
10-11-2006, 11:12 AM
The colors are beautiful-it looks lovely!! I have a baby blanket in the works with TLC-its soo soft, too!

Thanks for sharing-going to the mountains sounds like fun!! Hopefully you'll be done in plenty of time.

aineepooh1
10-11-2006, 01:33 PM
shandeh
I love it... I love all the fall colors in in.. You could wear it with almost anything.. it is very practical!!! :cheering: :cheering:

Shandeh
10-11-2006, 08:34 PM
Thank you all for the sweet compliments! :hug:

I just finished all the increases last night, and I'm almost at the halfway point, so maybe I WILL have it ready in time for my trip! :)

hapagirl
10-11-2006, 08:48 PM
Ohmygosh, that yarn is so pretty! I'm running out right now to buy it! I've been searching for a pretty varigated yarn to make a shawl for my friend that's anxiously awaiting a double lung transplant.

Can't wait to see the completed shrug!

Shandeh
10-11-2006, 09:16 PM
Ohmygosh, that yarn is so pretty! I'm running out right now to buy it! I've been searching for a pretty varigated yarn to make a shawl for my friend that's anxiously awaiting a double lung transplant.

Can't wait to see the completed shrug!

If you have trouble finding the yarn, it's available online through JoAnn's:
TLC Essentials Falling Leaves (http://www.joann.com/shop/shop_zoom.jhtml;$sessionid$HRTZCTQAABR3QP4SY5NBIHR 50LD3OEPO?CATID=82320&PRODID=111815&SKUID=112151&_requestid=161181)

hapagirl
10-11-2006, 10:22 PM
Thanks! I didn't quite make it out the door this evening, but JoAnn's is exactly where I'm headed tomorrow! I love their 40% off coupons :)

Mama Bear
10-12-2006, 04:17 AM
The color will fit right in with the fall leaves changing colors!

Mama Bear

Shandeh
10-12-2006, 04:19 AM
Yes it will! (Maybe I should wear a blaze orange hat, so I don't get shot by a hunter.) :thinking:

psammeadred
10-12-2006, 02:17 PM
Beautiful so far! I can't wait to see pics of the finished project. I know it will look great on you!