Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Wedding Shrug

A friend of mine got married over the weekend.  It was a perfect day for a wedding (i.e. not 95* out like our wedding day).  About 10 days before the wedding, she asked how quickly I could whip up a shrug for her to wear later in the evening.  Mind you the forecast for the weekend before her wedding was 85* and sunny, I was doubtful she would really need one.  However, I knew it wouldn't take much time and that I could make it in a color other than white so she could wear it again. 

I was able to score some super nice yarn at my local yarn shop, which is going out of business (waaahhh!!), at a great price.  I used THIS pattern I found on Ravelry as my starting point.  I toned the collar down a bit and added a gentle wave pattern to the bottom of the shrug in the back.  I think it turned out pretty well, although it was too big.  She's so tiny that I tried to guesstimate how small she is, but I still didn't go small enough.

The only pictures I have to share of it so far are ones I took from Facebook because I was silly and didn't take any pictures before I gave it to her and I didn't really take any pictures at the wedding.
Here's a view of the back:
And a side view:
Well, that's all I've got for now!  Congrats to the newlyweds and happy crafting to you all!