Work-In-Progress Wednesday #9

Have I mentioned how much I love lace vests knit with bulky yarns? My first garment is coming along at a breakneck pace and I’m super excited about it! (Thanks for all the encouragement, by the way.) Here are all the things I’ve been working on lately.

First Garment:

Vally Yarns Berkshire Bulky, colorway Stone Blue

I have finished knitting the back and the left front of this vest. I should be able to finish the right front today and block all the pieces. Drying will probably take a while because the yarn is a very thick 85% wool 15% alpaca blend and it’s been damp and dreary around here weatherwise. But then it’s just seaming (eek!) and picking up stitches for a bottom edge and a front/neck edge. Guys, this thing is definitely going to be done by Rhinebeck. Woo!

Hall Pass:

Yarn from Old Sturbridge Village and leftover Mondegreen

The Fiasco needed an item that could be identified as his hall pass that the kids couldn’t forge, so I tried my hand at some colorwork for him. My tension was too tight on the M swatch, if you look closely you can see the the green bits are raised up and the sides pull in because I didn’t leave the floats of the yellow yarn long enough. Not good for a garment, but should be ok for this. I’m going to sew these pieces together, stuff them, and add an i-cord loop for a handle. I’d like to see a kid try to forge that!

Beautiful Briny Sea:

SG Bugga in Box Jellyfish and CY Bugga in Blue Ringed Octopus

This shawl is in that endless, anti-progress stage. No matter how much I knit, it doesn’t seem to get any larger. That center spine needs to measure 15″ before I can move on to the next bit and I still have about 3 inches to go. It doesn’t help that I dropped a couple of stitches in one of the garter sections and still have to fix them. Delays!

Lillypad Take Two:

The Verdant Gryphon Bugga, colorway Yellow Fringe Doris

I’m at the heel of my second attempt at Lillypad socks… so of course I’ve stalled out. Heels take concentration and socks are my zone-out-knitting so that’s a bad mix for me. I’ll get right on these, though, after I finish my vest and the hall pass. Click on the image below to check out other WIPs!


16 thoughts on “Work-In-Progress Wednesday #9

  1. Thank you for the tutorial! Will definitely reference it. A hall pass is basically just something the student can carry with him when he leaves the room to prove that he's allowed to be roaming the halls during class time (like to go to the bathroom or the main office).


  2. Oh my gosh, I love everything you're working on (as always!). The vest looks great, and the hall pass is so clever. I need to catch up on all your posts! 🙂



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