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!

2 comments:

  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!

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  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?

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