Fee fi fo fum, Yes, I’m a Pinterest troll. While trolling the Pinterest, I saw this beautiful multi-way shawl / shrug / bolero thing in denizgunes’s Etsy shop :
And it looked easy enough.
^ and those were her famous last words.
But, having a shit-ton of time on my hands and with the weather being…weather…I thought “Hey, I could accomplish this!” So I bought four skeins of Vanna’s Choice in Olive (spoiler alert: I used less than three. OH CUTE! Less than three. Get it?!), cast on thirty stitches onto size 11.5 US needles, and garter-stitched until my hands were raw.
They are literally RAW, but by the end of it, and after trying it on numerous times to get the sizing right, I made my own version. It’s not as pretty and polished as denizgunes, but I rather like it. It feels rather punk/grunge, or like something one might wear when it gets chilly in the Shire. Or Serenity.
I suck at taking self-timer photos. The one above was balancing in my fruit bowl between two apples.
It can be worn multiple ways, but I found I prefer criss-crossing it behind my back. This serves two purposes:
1. It keeps my shoulders extra warm, and
2. It shows off my badass ink, duh.