Seriously, it looks great laying on the table, and that's all you're going to see of it, because I refuse to be photographed in it. All the knitters I have shown it to tell me to wear it with a shawl pin, or a button, to keep it closed. Sure, I can do that, but I'm not sure I want to spend a penny on anything like that for something I am unlikely to wear out of the house. This might be the second-most ridiculous thing I have ever knit, because there would be no need for me to have a short-sleeved sweater in the house if I get "chilly" - we don't have central air, so if it's cold enough for me to be looking for something to put on, it's going to be something with sleeves. I am going to chalk this up to a learning experience, and a victory in the finished project category.
I call the shrug the second-most ridiculous thing I have ever knit, because this is the most ridiculous:
|In process - photographed outside Halcyon yarns, Bath, ME|
The result is the ugliest, itchiest thing I have ever knit. I looked for a chaps pattern on Ravelry and guess what, no pattern! I cannot be the only knitter who has ever wasted her time on a chaps project, but I bet you could count all of us on one hand. Also, who's going to admit to knitting such a thing by publishing a pattern? Adding insult to injury, the patriotic fun fur sheds so there's physical evidence of where I have been with these things. Also, they're kind of heavy. But they'll be ready for the next Wine & Pointy Sticks party!
I may have even ordered a sparkly cowboy hat with light-up brim. Go big or go home, partner.