Monday, December 19, 2005

The JMC Vest is done

From Here:

To Here:

It is in the box and on its way to Williamsburg. I was surprised at myself. It was so hard to pack that thing up. It has been my companion now for a few months. It really didn’t take that long to knit, but while I was working on other things I took to using it as a lap blanket. It felt like I was mailing off my security blanket.

I wish the photos had come out better. I did fix a few things. One of my pet peeves with men’s patterns is the shoulders and neck…you know, the gaping thing. I know I am overly picky, but a huge floppy neck hole just seems to distract me from the rest of the snappy sweater.

To fix it I purled two together for a few repeats of the ribbing around the top of the armholes and the sides of the neck. That seemed to fix it.

I also learned a new bind of. Let me tell you I was in a bind off rut. I followed the tutorial at DIY Knitty Gritty. I now want to go back and re-cast off a few pairs of socks, this technique is great, so stretchy.

As to other holiday knitting I am halfway done with the last scarf. Then I need to do the toe on Girl #2’s stocking and I am DONE. I really want to finish these so I can move on. I hate feeling stuck. I have all these ideas I never get to try.

Here’s the poorly lit zebra scarf for the girls’ cousin in Williamsburg. It is basically from the Vogue scarf book. I added a tail. It’s a fun quick pattern, I think it would work well for a child learning to knit. Something interesting but without using fun fur.

Not much time to knit today. We have finally pinned down when the in laws arrive. Apparently today, but we do not yet know when. Both girls are sick with high fevers and I am still in my PJ’s, so I need to get moving!!


nona said...

What a fabulous vest! It's fun to see the transformation from concept to finished object. I'm sure it was hard sending this one off.

christine said...

I agree - the vest is gorgeous! Good luck with the inlaws.........;)

Acornbud said...

Wow, your vest is really great. Is that seed stitch going up the sides?

candsmom said...

Your vest looks AMAZING!! You did a really incredible job on it. Your lucky dad is going to be very happy on Christmas morning! Hope your girls feel better soon...yikes, in-laws and sick kids all at once? You deserve to be canonized. ;-) Take care!!

ErLeCa said...

Wow, that vest looks great! And it even has a tag in it, so professional! I love it.

Ina said...

Wow, magnificent vest! Love those cables!