Friday, 7 January 2011
Shrugs For The Girls
I am still knitting the second jacket for my Great Grand Daughters but I found that I must have been sitting awkwardly as my back and shoulder were really sore. I decided to take a break and crochet them a couple of shrugs with some stash wool instead.
The pattern worked up very easily and is from a pattern from Ravelry called Shortie Sweater by Lisa Van Klaveren. It is moderately priced and is sized up to an adult size. The ones I made are 24" and took a little over 100 grams for each one.
Whilst on the subject of patterns I have been having some requests in my comments (which I haven't published) asking me to send copies of patterns that they have seen on my blog. If they are free patterns I will gladly provide the link and if they are my own design then I will try to write down what I did. The other patterns are from current books and magazines which are for sale. Not only would I be contravening copyright rules by sending the pattern to them but I would also be taking away money from these books and magazines. Yes I do know that books are expensive but if we all copied patterns and didn't buy the books then it would be our fault if there were fewer and fewer crochet books and magazines to buy. As most of my fellow bloggers know and appreciate I post the photos so that they can see the contents and then decide whether to buy the book or the magazine for themselves. I do it because I know that I would appreciate seeing the contents before I bought as it would have saved me from buying books that I don't really like.
The snow is falling again so I am glad that I managed to go shopping yesterday. I am going to batten down the hatches, make myself a cup of coffee and get on with my knitting.