Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Snow day finsih




This is such a quick and easy knit - I think the hardest part was actually getting the pattern, the first two places that I tried to order it from it was on backorder! I started it Thursday night (along with another project) and worked on it maybe an hour here, an hour there, and finished it up Tuesday afternoon. Instant gratification is pretty nice sometimes!



It's knit in one big rectangle, you fold it in half and sew up the sides, leaving an armhole opening and voila!

I've had this yarn laying around for a while - it was on clearance at Webs online. I've tried making 3 different sweaters out of this yarn, with no success. It's a very pretty handspun/hand dyed, but the thick and thin differences in the yarn make it really hard to get guage on some sweaters.


One note - when you put even a few hours into something to wear, remember to try it on with nice clothes. Yoga pants and a ratty tshirt will make ANYTHING look horrible....



What can I say? I was home due to the snow day.....good thing I thought to put this back on with nicer clothes......



Details - ribbed vest
Size - small (40")
Yarn - Cascade Jewel hand dyed, 3.25 skiens
Mods - I cast on for the small, but knit the length for the M/L. And I am so glad I did. This is borderline to short for my taste, but I haven't blocked this yet either....
Kris

10 comments:

Dena said...

You did a nice job on your sweater. I love the color. One day I'm going to have to learn how to knit. It can't be any harder than crochet or quilting. Right? lol

Patty said...

Too cute!

sugarcreekfarm said...

So cute, and I love the color! Maybe I can get my mom to make it for me :)

Farm Chick Paula said...

That is beautiful, Kris! And the color is GORGEOUS!

country mouse said...

Looks great! Also looks like you've been making the best of all the snow that's fallen around here in the last week. My kiddos had yesterday off from school and were trying to convince me that there was still no school today.lol Hope they are getting things cleared up where you are. Take care!

em's scrapbag said...

Very cute sweater! Have to admit I'm jealous of all your snow.

Niki said...

cute and I love the colour!!!

Lib said...

Beautiful ! Love the color!
Wow, You have snow!
Stay warm !
Blessins',Lib

Aunt Spicy said...

So adorable! I also got a few things done dyring all the snow, but cant post them yet as they are gifts. But hopefully we are at the end of the snow....

LuAnn said...

The shrug is great. I love all of your snow pictures, too. Looks like your family had a fun time out in it.