Now that I've finished Kristen's shrug I will get back to knitting Jaden and hopefully make good progress this week.
I picked up and knit around the neck on the shrug last night but didn't have size 3 circular needles (I thought they were included in my Knitpicks Options, but alas not!), so I used size 4 and hoped it would work out ok. It seems a little loose, but Kristen says it's very comfortable so all in all I'm happy with it. She's still wearing it now and we just got done with a little 'photo shoot' so here's the results. . . .
I used Plymouth Yarn 'Dreambaby DK' 3 skeins in soft blue, 1 skein in dusky pink. $3.70 per skein at my LYS, so total cost = $14.80. A very sweet 'uncostly' little shrug that I can just throw in the washer and dryer throughout the summer. I love this pattern and think I would consider making another one with the pretty Lang Jaquard yarn that Wendy used.