shrug your shoulders
6 April 2009
I made this shrug to go with a fabulous frock (also pictured, I wish I could say I made it but no) to wear to a wedding a few weekends ago. I always have a minor crisis when wedding invites arrive because, oh noes, what to wear? Despite agonising for weeks each time, I always end up feeling that my outfit is ALL WRONG, too black, too plain, too dull, too covered up.
So for this wedding, I was determined to be BRIGHT and FROCKED and FABULOUS. I almost made the shrug hot pink, but chickened out at that much colour and went for sensible navy instead. Besides, when am I ever going to wear hot pink again?
The pattern comes from Lace Style, and it’s a pretty easy and quick knit. I made the smallest size, which came out just a little bit tight. I think I scrubbed up OK for the wedding, and anyway, after a few champagnes and watching the bride’s uncle do the chicken dance, I shrugged my shoulders, kicked off myshoes and had a great time. Because when it’s not your wedding, it’s not about you.