Tuesday, October 25, 2011

FO: Christmas Present

Wait a minute...
I still have to weave in the ends.
Still, I'm very happy to have this vest off the needles, and I'm sure my mom will be very happy at Christmastime. She absolutely adores vests, and a good thing too because there's no way I would have persevered long enough to make this into a sweater!

I'm amazed it actually fits a human being, actually. I cast on without doing a gauge swatch, didn't plan the colorway at all, and completely did the neck, armhole and shoulder shaping intuitively.

Also, after I did the shaping for the back I moved on to the front and realized that when I split the back from the front I did it unevenly! There were 20 extra stitches to get rid of in the front. 20. That is HUGE, and yet you can't really tell. (Probably because the extra stitches ended up exactly in the bust area, which was extremely lucky.)

By the end of the month I hope to finished 3 other items so I can guiltlessly cast on a new sweater. We'll see how that goes.


  1. Pretty excellent. I dub thee a fearless knitter to make that "as you go". The picture of the ends is scarier than Halloween. It is scary because of how much finishing there is to do still. That alone would take me at least one whole evening.

  2. All I can say is .... you rock!! What a huge accomplishment in knitting that fabulous vest. I'm envious of your mom. How can she NOT love it. xo


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