Mistakes were made.

I’ve spent most of my knitting time this week working on a cotton shrug using Henry’s Attic Inca Cotton. I’m using the Unshaped Shrug pattern. It’s just scrumptious.

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The shrug has worked up VERY quickly. It went without a snafu til this evening. After seaming the armholes, you’re supposed to pick up stitches and knit a border on both sides of the shrug.

I thought I’d be lazy and just pick up stitches in the round. So I did. Knit a few rows, bound off in the regular fashion. At this point, I tried to put the shrug on again….no fit. While it had fit perfectly before the “in the round” edging, the in the round edging brought it all in. No fit.

I don’t quite have the heart to rip it out tonight. I’m hoping to get it fixed and the shrug finished Friday night. I’d also like to get the backing on Janna’s blanket tomorrow night. Ambitious, I know, but I want to go buy a rigid heddle loom on Saturday, and I want as much deadline knitting finished as possible before I go do that!

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About Kristy Lamb

I recently finished my PhD in genetics at Yale and am currently a postdoc at Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University in NYC. I love science, people, and the fiber arts. We'll call it my muse. I taught myself to knit over Christmas break in 2002, when I was home from my sophomore year in college and was terribly bored. Despite starting with three big mistakes (very long aluminum needles, a very bad Coats & Clark how to knit book, and Lion Brand Homespun), I kept at knitting, even after that first 1/2 hour trying to tie a slipknot. Science...seems to be much the same process as the above.
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