Its been a long time since I’ve posted, and so much has happened. And at times it is hard to find words to describe anything. Some good, some bad, I’m sorry this is so vague but I can’t get into it. I’m trying to be optimistic, and see the light at the end of the tunnel. But we all know that with life’s curve balls that can be hard. I wanted to share one of my FO’s from the month of May, my bittersweet shrug.
Sweet, because it looks beautiful with the green dress I found at the big W. Sweet, because it looks just like how I imagined it would in my head.
Sweet because the back lies flat when my arms are down and there are no bat wings.
Bitter because I finished it on May 3.
pattern: Retro Redux Shrug by Mercedes Tarasovich-Clark published in Lace Style
yarn: 1.5 balls Lion brand Cotton ease in Almond
needles: US 8 / 5.0 mm US 9 / 5.5 mm US 10 / 6.0 mm US 10½ / 6.5 mm
time- April ?, 2008 – May 3, 2008
mods: I knit the ribbing in the round using dpns, and then knit flat when I reached the lace section.
ravelry link: here
Sorry to hear you’ve been going through some tough times. I really hope everything is looking much better soon.
The shrug is beautiful!!!
At least there’s some good with the bad, right? I hope the bad turns around soon!
Your shrug is beautiful!
I’m sorry you’re facing struggles, I will remember you in my prayers. Hang in, my friend.
Amanda, I am so sorry to hear that you are going through a rough patch. I, of all people, can understand how hard it is to talk about things and to remain optimistic. If you ever need someone to talk to, please know I’m here and I am a very good listener. I love you sweetie – if there is anything I can do, PLEASE let me know.
Hang in there girl, you know things have got to eventually swing the other way! The shrug looks really perfect with that dress, love it.
Hugs to you my dear Amanda. I hope things get better soon. Your shrug looks beautiful : )
Your shrug is so sweet. – and it suits you so well.
Take care. You’re in my thoughts.
((hugs)) dear. Sorry to hear things aren’t going so well. My prayers for things to be looking up again soon.
The shrug is so, so gorgeous! xxx
I hope you’re okay. I understand the bittersweet all too well.
The shrug looks great! Looks great on you too!
Sorry times are rough, I’m thinking positive thoughts for you!
I hope things start looking up for you! Your in my thoughts and prayers.
The shrug looks great on you.
The shrug is beautiful.
I’m sending good thoughts your way; I hope all goes the way you want it to.
It looks beautiful on you. I hope things turn around soon!
Amanda, the shrug looks great. I will keep you in my thoughts. I hope things get better soon.
At least up is on the flip side of down. Hopefully you’ll hit an upswing soon!
I absolutely love the shrug. I’m looking for things like that to wear after I have #2 for the cooler months – that may be just the thing!
I hope things resolve themselves in a way that is manageable. The shrug looks fantastic on you!
Love the shrug – it fits perfectly and looks like it was made for that dress. Sorry to here things aren’t going great – it must be something in the air. I hope the longer sunny days bring you happiness, love and light.
Sorry to hear you’ve had a rough time of it I hope things get better for you soon.
Both you and the shrug look beautiful!
The shrug looks beautiful. I’m sorry to hear about anything bitter. Sweet from now on! If only.
Beautiful! Sorry about the struggles… keep your chin up, we are thinking of you!
Dear one you look positivley lovey.
We will keep you lifted up in prayer.
Big cyber hugs are coming your way:D