But these extra minutes don't mean that I have time on my hands. My graphic design business veritably buzzes; I'm busier than the proverbial bee. Of course, I still make time each day to knit. I'm making progress on the Trio Jacket despite ripping out four inches last night when I found an error in the cables. I wish I'd remember to check at the end of every row; I'd save myself a lot of time. But no matter. I'm really enjoying this project.
Ravelympics starts in a few weeks! Join Team Knitting at Large if you'd like to participate. I was going to finish my Early Bird Cardigan, but I think I'm going to make the Audubon Shrug instead. I am confident that I can finish this shrug in the prescribed two weeks. I shopped a bit this morning and ended up finding just what I needed from my very own LYS - AKA my yarn shower. I'm going to whip up the shrug in my favorite yarn: Berroco Ultra Alpaca in Stone Wash Mix. I have several skeins left over from the sweater I made Tom a couple of years ago for Christmas. It will do just fine and I won't spend any money either. Aren't I virtuous?
The Audubon Shrug, designed by Lisa Shroyer, appears in her book, Knitting Plus. She designed it specifically for a larger figure. Here's one of my favorite renditions from one of my most favorite knitters, Francesca.