And the back:
I love the cable pattern. I'm thinking of socks. . . .
Should I have used matching yarn and made more of a “sweater set” of it? I can still do that since I have planned a set that is the same size and the exact reverse. Comments are welcome.
Evaluation of the pattern: I found this pattern a little hard to start. It seemed to me that the directions could have been written a little more clearly in spots; nevertheless, once I figured them out, the pattern was extraordinarily easy to follow. The same criticism could be applied to the finishing instructions. If I had knitted shrugs before, I might have had a clue. Thank heavens there were some flat pictures to look at on Ravelry. I also notice on Ravelry that some people are knitting the shrug as a separate accessory to wear with shirts and jeans. It would be a great project for that purpose. It takes such a small amount of yarn that it would be a great leftovers project for a little girl.
I’m taking a Jane Austen break for a little while and doing some garter stitch knitting on my charity blanket. Seed stitch makes my shoulders tired for some reason, and I think I need to give it a rest before starting that ruffle again.
Furthermore, DH is home with a really rotten case of the flu, and next week our DGS will be staying with us for a few days, so I will be a kindergarten mom again. I just know I’ll forget the word rings on Thursday—I always forgot to see that his dad had them, so why should things be different now?