Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Knitting for others:

I usually make things for myself. I don't feel guilty about it: I knit for myself, both my mind and my wardrobe. I'm getting to the point where I wear something I've made almost every day, but I still have a list of things I'm working on. I have worked on things for a few other people I'm close to, but it's not frequent.

Until the end of August. A dear friend of mine emailed me and asked if I would be able to knit shrugs for three bridesmaids for a wedding in November. I wasn't sure about it, but I agreed. Yarn was purchased, and a pattern was determined.

This is the yarn, Webs Merino Tencel in the Grape Jelly colorway. I'm using it double stranded for an almost-worsted yet still lacy gauge. The knitting goes pretty quickly, but I'm going to have to fiddle a bit with the finishing to make sure it fits their needs.

The only problem? I am halfway done with the shrugs (finishing not included) and have less than three weeks left. Hmm! I know where I'll be during this time!


Opal said...

how do you like using tencel? it's such a gorgeous color!

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

You are a good friend to make 3 shrugs! That's a terrific color - you will have to post pictures from the wedding.