Frog in knots

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Thursday, July 26, 2007

Cold Shoulder

One problem I have is that I don't like wearing a coat and have been known in the depths of winter to potter out in very little on. This gets worse in the summer, the warm weather (HA!) tempts me out in just a vest (well not just a vest) and when it gets chilly in the evening I freeze. I can't always rely on a beer jacket to keep me warm and have decided that shrugs are the way forward. Step up The Ribbed Lace Bolero.





This is a variation on the Craftster Circular Shrug and can be custom fit to your body size by taking certain key measurements. This took just under 2 balls of Blue Sky Organic Cotton and is great for keeping the chill off, or at least it will be if it ever stops raining.




26 Comments:

At 8:09 pm, Blogger Charity said...

This is awesome, Rain! I've bookmarked the pattern (thanks for the link) to try myself one of these days...

 
At 8:24 pm, Blogger Seahorse said...

Beer jackets! ;) The shrug is lovely and you're so pretty!

 
At 9:05 pm, Blogger Bezzie said...

Very nice!!

Not wearing a coat in winter? Eeek, you're making the mom in me squirm!! ;-)

 
At 10:17 pm, Blogger Zonda said...

That looks really nice! I bet it is soft too! Great job! :)

 
At 10:31 pm, Anonymous Knittypants said...

Very cute, and practical too :-) Who wants to wear a beer jacket!

 
At 1:27 am, Anonymous Put a Sock in it said...

I love this! It looks just like the sort of thing I need, so thanks for the link.

 
At 1:59 am, Blogger HPNY Knits said...

cute knit, cute name!

 
At 5:41 am, Blogger Stefaneener said...

Lovely color, too.

I'm always looking at a sunny day, and thinking "warm!" when it's not. It's just sunny. This would be great for that.

 
At 8:31 am, Blogger Queen of the froggers said...

That looks great on you! I like the colour too.

 
At 12:59 pm, Blogger Piglottie said...

Lovely, and very fresh colour!

 
At 4:40 pm, Blogger Octopus Knits said...

Very nice!

 
At 9:25 pm, Blogger allisonmariecat said...

Ooh, fantastic! I have some Blue Sky Organic Cotton I've been wondering what to do with, and I need a quick project to bust out before my Irish Diamond Shawl totally demoralizes me, so I may start one of these soon.

 
At 2:53 am, Blogger Batty said...

It's very cute!

You are reminding me of a student who was running around in shorts and a t-shirt in sub zero temperatures. I knew it was really cold when he showed up in socks and shoes with his short pants.

 
At 1:19 pm, Blogger Heather said...

Hmmmmm - at this rate it will be ME trying on, (and stealing), YOUR clothes! ;o)

 
At 1:28 pm, Blogger carrie said...

very cute! i hadn't seen that pattern yet. great color.

 
At 4:16 am, Blogger TinkingBell said...

Can't believe you don't wear layers - Here is Tasmania we have a climate like Tuscany and I still wear layers (and layers and layers!) Must breed 'em tough in the Nth of England!!
Love the shrug - looks just beautiful!

 
At 6:02 am, Blogger cpurl17 said...

That's adorable! Come visit my home, you won't have to wear a coat :)

 
At 10:33 pm, Blogger KnitYoga said...

Another lovely knit. Pretty and practical, too, and much better than a beer jacket!

 
At 1:49 am, Blogger reluctantMANGO said...

The bolero looks great! Looks like a quick knit, and such pretty results :)

 
At 2:25 pm, Blogger knitfriendly said...

Great job! :)

 
At 10:31 am, Blogger Kath said...

Some lovely knits you've been churning out over the last few weeks! Love the sock and the VK top - I had my eye on that one as well! and congrats on converting another to the knitting cause! I too have a soft spot for shrugs - so much nicer than Beer Jackets!

 
At 8:45 pm, Blogger Ling said...

That's on list to knit too. You are definitely motivating me to make one too! Great job!

PS - your post on photographing self modelled socks made me laugh out loud

 
At 12:22 am, Blogger Lizzy said...

RAIN!!!!
That's really pretty. And the sock commentary near killed me.
What does your schedule fo October look like? I'll be hom around the 20th for a week or two.

Oh...and I joined the Vancouver roller derby team.
http://www.terminalcityrollergirls.com/
Heaven help me!

much love my dear. See you soon....
Lizzy xx

 
At 7:56 pm, Blogger amanda said...

Love it! Thanks for the link.

 
At 3:41 pm, Blogger turtlegirl76 said...

Hahahaha! Beer Jacket. Love it.

Cute shrug too but where's the beer? ;)

 
At 4:05 pm, Blogger Fiona said...

Beautiful bolero - looks really g.ood

 

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