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One Skein Wonder

Pattern: One Skein Wonder by Stefanie Japel Yarn: Hand Dyed 50% Silk / 50% Cashmere Blend (worsted weight), from School Products Needles: US 8 circulars, US 5 circulars Started: July 22, 2005 Completed: July 23, 2005 Recipient: Me, Ms. Selfish

Notes:
Summer colds apparently mean knitting, knitting, and more knitting around here. In keeping with the trend of me making the pattern everyone else was making months ago, I decided I needed a quick project and bought Stefanie's One Skein Wonder pattern. Basically it's a boobholder without the boob-holding-apparatus.

Here is the back view:

The pattern is great and a pleasure to knit. The yarn is, as usual, amazing and like buttah to knit with and wear. Part of me wonders how much use I'll get out of this, though. As someone on Craftster said, if I'm going to wear another layer because I'm cold, I'm not going to wear a cap-sleeved shrug. As I was making this, I heard my mother's voice in my head admonishing me for attempting to wear a sleeveless dress to synagogue. I kept thinking, well, if I never wear this for warmth, at least I can go sleeveless at synagogue now! Of course, since I haven't been to a service in several years, well... not likely.

However, it is cute, and it could be worn for cuteness' sake. Or, as here, it could be worn to cover the pits of a tee shirt that has seen whiter days. I am thinking of making another one, though, a long sleeved version like this one from Craftster.

And I leave you with one more image: the goofy, slightly cross-eyed mirror shot. I told you I make goofy faces when I'm trying to look at the camera. In this case, I was just looking directly at the camera that, you know, was in my hand:

Some guy on Flickr who very urgently wanted me to know he was Arabic did like the cross-eyed look though.

Posted by jess at July 24, 2005 3:40 PM
Comments

I love it, allthough I think a version with longer sleeves would indeed be more sensible. It's a good thing that I have some old woollen sweaters to recycle at home, because I was searching for such a "shrug" a long time.....

Posted by: Judith at July 25, 2005 4:44 AM

http://www.bluealvarez.com/bluealva/hotlava.html
this place has a pattern that you could maybe be able to use for the urban outfitters sweater...
oh I belong to a blog called punk knitters... lol.. point is thats the one everyone is trying... the sweater is all the rage i guess lol

anray

Posted by: anray at July 25, 2005 10:43 AM

i really like the osw, but fear it will make my bozooms disproportionately large by nature... so i'm happy with el boobholder.

thanks for the school products recommendation, i bought some needles there saturday to start mariah, and will probably get my yarn for hot lava there.

i've knitted more stuff for myself lately than i'm comfortable admitting!

Posted by: heatherfeather at July 25, 2005 11:05 AM

Very cute!

I'm having a really hard time with this pattern. I was doing fine until after "the main part of the shrug is finished." After that, I'm lost. Can someone please lay it out with more specific directions than the pattern stated?

Posted by: Kristin at June 4, 2008 12:04 AM

Very cute!

I'm having a really hard time with this pattern. I was doing fine until after "the main part of the shrug is finished." After that, I'm lost. Can someone please lay it out with more specific directions than the pattern stated?

Posted by: Kristin at June 4, 2008 12:09 AM
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