Lately, it’s been all about the shrugs.
The actual knitting went fairly quickly, but I agonized over seaming the sleeves for a while. See, I am a slow knitter, and also a lazy one, which means I knit a lot of accessories as they are (supposedly) quicker than knitting garments. Which means I don’t do a whole lot of seaming. But I am also an obsessive perfectionist, which means that I want the seams to be done right. Hence the agonizing.
I’m pleased with how it turned out, though, and now I can focus my attention on the next shrug. In fact, I don’t think I’m even going to be wearing this shrug anytime soon, because I intended to use it as warm-up clothing at ballet class (hence the black leotard in the photos), but now that it’s summer I’ll probably be too hot if I wear something made of wool in the dance studio. So I guess I’ll keep wearing a T-shirt over my leotard until fall or winter. Or I might just decide the shrug is too pretty to sweat on and it’ll become regular everyday wear instead.
The shrug I am currently working on is my wedding shrug. I hope, I hope. It depends how it turns out. Which is why I am knitting an extremely easy lace pattern. It may be the easiest lace pattern I have ever seen. Yet I still manage to make mistakes, of course. In addition to being easy, it is also very small, so in theory, it shouldn’t take long. This does not keep me from being anxious about it, though. Excuse me, I think I have to go knit a bit on the shrug now in order to keep from panicking.