I did manage to finish up the first side of my Gazania Shrug. I'm going to have a fair bit of yarn left over so I am pondering things to do with the cuff to lengthen the sleeves. I was thinking about some crochet scallops, or maybe some feather and fan lace. I want something that preserves the natural scallops of the edges. When I went to weigh all of my skeins before picking up stitches for the second side, I did discover something. Well, here, let me show you.
Dark Blue Skein - 54 g / 32.0 g - 22 g used
Red Skein - 50.6 g / 24.2 g - 25.4 g used
Orange Skein - 53.2 g / 32 g - 21.2 g used
Yellow Skein - 53.6 g / 32.1 g - 21.5 g used
See anything odd with my yarn usage? Yeah, the red skein. My gauge doesn't vary that much. It appears that I did two extra stockinette rows on the red section. Oops. Oh, well, I'm not going to repeat that on the second side, I won't have enough yarn. And I'm certainly not going to frog back.
Pattern: Traveling Zebra Shrug by Carolyn Blakelock
Yarn: Biscotte & Cie Bis-sock
Needles: US 2.5 (3 mm) and US 4 (3.5 mm)