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Calm before the storm | Celtic Cast On


Hurrican Kyle is heading this way and should hit my neck of the woods some time this evening. It is currently rated as a Category 1 hurricane but is expected to be reduced to a tropical storm by the time it hits. Right now it seems to be the calm before the storm, quite warm out, only a few sprinkles of rain so I thought I’d take the opportunity, while the weather is still good to get some pics of my newest FO’s. I am terribly behind in posting FO’s so bare with me as I try and catch up.


Pattern: Retro Redux Shrug from Lace Style

Size: medium

Yarn: Karabella Aurora 8

Needles: 5mm, 5.5mm, 6mm

Start Date: September 13th 2008

Finish Date: September 28th 2008


I love everything about this shrug.

The pattern was a simple one which makes for a good tv knit yet I find the brioche stitch so elegant in a finished knit. The yarn was also a pleasure to work with, so soft, squishy and all out yummy. I’ve had it in my stash for a year or so now just waiting for the right project to come along.


I plan on knitting another retro redux in the future in something more neutral, brown or gray maybe. You can also be assured more Karabella will be slipping its way into the stash as well.

It dawned on me just the other day that I have been staying away from knitting with green because it’s my favourite colour and I tend to overdo it when it comes to my favourite colour. I always end up with everything in my wardrobe being the same colour. I mentally went through my wardrobe and realized I have one sweater thats actually green! This will not do, you can expect to see more green gracing the pages of this blog again soon.

Here’s hoping we don’t loose power tonight, there’s some 24 watching to be done!!