Hoo boy! The knitting part of the “Available Materials Only Mosaic Baby Shrug”, based on a pattern from Debbie Bliss, is complete:
I still have to weave in the ends and sew up (under the sleeves and down each side). Now that the edging is finished, I don’t think the mosaic decoration looks quite as “dramatic” as it did at first. That’s a good thing! The color in this picture is a little on the blue side; it’s a rainy day and I used available light. I’m pleased with how the multicolored yarn arranged itself symmetrically too. I had nothing to do with it, but it looks great! Oh, and the decorative stripe was necessary … I absolutely could not have done this with just the one skein. I don’t have the needles called for in the pattern (long circulars in size 7 and 8) Huh? Oh, cuz I typed an “8” and a “)” together) so I squished a lot of stitches onto a shorter #10 circular needle for the body and mashed even more stitches onto a long #9 straight needle for the trim. It wasn’t pretty, but it worked. I guess the larger needles may have something to do with why I needed extra yarn (I didn’t change the pattern)!