Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Back to School!

Spring semester starts tomorrow! :( Back to all work and no play for Pepper. No matter. I resolve to knit more this season. It calms me down. Also, I gained at least 5 pounds over Christmas, so I have to get back on the knitting diet (as in, your hands are too busy to snack).

To commemorate going back to school, I spent several hours last night working on the Back to School Vest. It's knit from the bottom up, and I am now about 5.5 inches in. You are supposed to work 8.5'' before you start the waffle stitch for the bust. I can't decide if I will make it a little longer or not. I prefer my shirts longer, but if it's just a vest, you don't want it to be too long or it will look funny right? Maybe I need to put on a button-up and figure out exactly how much of the shirt tail will show.

Here's a WIP pic!
Also, I love my new ball band/keeper-together thingie. Look how the whole thing is shrinking as I get near the end. At this point, it would usually be a scraggly mess and I would have to stop and roll a center-pull ball. I was initially worried that the end of the mesh would snag my yarn, but so far nothing bad has happened, only wonderful things have happened. Yay for new gadgets!


  1. ooo that vest is gonna be so cute when its finished! and i really like that yarn bra thingy.

    thanks again for your help with those yarn stores (amazing!!) and pattern suggestions! i totally LOVED the two toned shrug you told me about, and i just ordered her pattern book and can't wait for it to come in the mail. and i totally ordered the boye needlemaster set, too! haha, thanks so much for your help!

    i think one of my next projects is gonna be the $5 in Prague sweater. i didn't realize it was made out of the caron simply soft yarn, i love that stuff! especially its price!

  2. i need help, like majorly.. i LOVE to knit, right? but i can't find a FUN (haha key word here) knitting pattern... they're like, all for old people, ya know? any suggestions?