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11 December 2006


Dsc09196On my list of things to finish this month was Shirley Shrugs -- again.  Late last week, I pulled out my cast-off edge and "shortened" it by several rows and bound off again, but a little looser this time.  I took it over for a fitting yesterday to determine the most comfortable seam length, then finished that off during the football game.  Mom had been having a hard time telling top from bottom.  With the addition of short-row shoulders, there's definitely a difference, though it is fairly subtle.  I'd shown her the tell-tale "design feature," the double-crossed cable marking the first short-row shoulder, but apparently it isn't as apparent to her as it is to me, or maybe she needs her glasses on in order to see it.  I tied a small bit of yarn on the inside at each shoulder, but that's not so pretty and is still a mostly visual clue, so I also attached a vintage mother-of-pearl & Bakelite button to the inside left.

Time is running out!  I'm heading to Madison for the day on Wednesday to finally see New School Knitting: The Influence of Elizabeth Zimmermann and Schoolhouse Press!  There may also be blogging and fiber fun, a little shopping, perhaps a sighting of my niece, and definitely dinner meet-up with the Mackster.  ; )


Buttons are a perfect fix! Enjoy the show and tell us all about it when you can.

I'm sure have the shrug finished (again) is a great feeling.

Thanks for the link to the Zimmerman exhibit. Madison would be a 6-hour drive for me, but I intend to peruse the on-line exhibition catalog thoroughly. It looks like a lot of fun.

Shirley surely looks fabulous! Love that button. Bakelite is goregous!

Smart touch!

You should try The Sow's Ear in Verona for fiber fun- they have lots of really nice stuff right now! Hope you enjoy your day in Madison!

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