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.
|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!
|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!