10/28/12

Sure Cure for Cold Shoulders

I say..."Do you know the Cure for Cold Shoulders?"
You answer by..."Shrugging your Shoulders."
I say..."That's RIGHT!!!"
It's A SHRUG!!!
I know you didn't say a word...you didn't need to...your Body Language said it all.
By definition a Shrug is...an expressive gesture of raising one's shoulders.
It is also defined as...A womans short jacket which is open down the front.
I have Cold Shoulders!  Yes, I do, and apparently so do lots of others as there are at least
138 Shrug Patterns shown on RAVELRY.
A Shrug is like knitting a Sweater...you only have to Knit the FirstHalf of it.
That's really good for me....seems the hardest part of knitting a dang sweater is the Second Half!!
Then there's knitting the Sweater SLEEVES....I never get to those!
The other REALLY great thing about a Shrug versus a Sweater is ....
.....a Shrug is a rectangle with no increases or decreases or set in pieces!
That's right!!!!  You can just cast on and Knit until you are BLUE in the face or until it's as long
 as your 'Wing Span'...that's the measurement from left wrist-across shoulders-to right wrist.
I cheat!!!  I knit my rectangle on BONDA...my Knitting Machine...see Her HERE.
That way, I get to the FUN PART FAST...The Finishing!
I finished this Shrug by Crocheting the Sleeves and Edging with a Ribbon Yarn.
Now I don't want you to think I'm not capable of making a Full Size Jacket.
No Sireeee....It's a Fact Jack...et that I have done just that and just this past week.
It's been right in front of you throughout this post!
You can see the Full Fleece Jacket
And it's BLUE...just perfect for

21 comments:

  1. need to show my MIL that, she is always looking for new things to do. Love the colors.
    ps I mentioned your blog in my post today!

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  2. Hi Sue

    It's great - love those bright colors with the white. You go girl!

    Leann

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  3. Hi Sue! You are creating like crazy! I love the jacket AND the shrug! CUTE!

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  4. That's one thing I don't see in the Philippines, sweaters. Well, in the mountains they have them way up in northern Luzon.

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  5. You're not having us on, are you? Can it possibly be so easy? I love the ribbon yarn trim you've done on this one.

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  6. Great shrug and love the edging with fun colors.

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  7. I LOVE your knit shrug! The ribbon trim makes it so special!

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  8. Wow, looks so beautiful and stylish!

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  9. Wow that is very pretty. I like wearing shrugs over sleveless dresses in the winter. I also love the trim on the sleeves--so cute. I know you have been busy, love all your creations.
    Ann

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  10. I've seen shrugs in the store, but never with LONG sleeves. The ribbon trim is the WINNER for me!

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  11. I need one of those!

    Visiting from Blue Monday.
    Lunch 2 Go is my blue.
    Have a safe week ahead!

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  12. hmm another beauitful project! I can't figure out where to become a follower. If you can leave a note I would love to follow you. Debbie

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  13. Very pretty and pretty Blue too. I love it. I think I need one. I am going to hang out a while and see what part of Texas your in. I am a neighbor in DFW.
    Thanks for sharing and Nice to meet you.
    Sherry

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  14. You do great hand work. The little shoulder cover is just the nicest. You can call it whatever, but I need something larger. I am very cold most all the time. Been that way all my life.

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  15. Sue, this is so darling. I have a couple of shurgs...I bought them. Sigh. I will never make one but I admire your work soooo much.

    Happy Blue Monday,
    Jeanne

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  16. Really beutiful that is very pretty..I like it,keep in touch from INDONESIA with smile.

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  17. Your so creative and talented I love your piece of work! Visiting from Blue Monday! - Travel Quest

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  18. I like your shrugs. Thanks for sharing. I'm sorry to take so long to comment, but my computer acted up.

    Happy Blue Monday, Sue.

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  19. I love this shrug! You are one talented lady! I love your comment to Ann about your pretty scarf for her sister! You are always a very thoughtful gal! Love knowing you and enjoying your talents! Thanks for this beautiful share! Hugs Anne

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