Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Coming Attraction

Soon to be featured as a finished object is a vest I started in mid-November.

I bought the pattern at Black Sheep Wool Co. this summer. The plan was to knit it with yarn from my stash, but nothing seemed right. For my birthday, John treated me to a trip to Twisted Yarns and I chose this pretty indigo-colored wool by Imperial Stock Ranch. I cast on right away, but got side-tracked with knitting hats and most recently a lace scarf.

As you can see, I'm back on track and nearly to the finish line--only one more front to knit and then the bands. I could knock it out in a few days, if I had more time to devote to knitting. But with things getting busy as they usually do this time of year, I'll be satisfied with getting it finished by Christmas week.

Here's a close-up of the stitch pattern: ribs and seed stitch. And for Jean, I've included the Scotch Bonnet I found on the beach this weekend.

15 comments:

  1. The yarn is gorgeous! It has such pretty, subtle variations!

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  2. I agree, the yarn is perfect!

    The pattern is really nice, makes it look very plush and fluffy. I like it!

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  3. Can't wait to see your vest all finished. I love the color.

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  4. It looks like it will be fabulous. I love how you can see all the stitches.

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  5. I like the vest and yarn you chose..I don't know if I'd like knitting it, though. I'm not too crazy about knitting seed stitch, but love the way it looks. What's a girl to do?

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  6. What a beautiful shade of blue! The vest pattern looks to be a warm one.

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  7. It will look great with jeans ~ (beautiful shell!)

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  8. Looks fantastic. I love the yarn, the stitch pattern, and the Scotch Bonnet :-)

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  9. It's very pretty. I am surprised by the color you are using...lol! It's a really pretty blue!

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  10. The beauty of the yarn really brings delight to the simplicity of this lovely vest. How humbling is the sweetness of the Scotch Bonnet shell...Happy Days and Happy Holidays! We leave for our trip Monday. So look forward to catching up with you here after the New Year :o) ((HUGS))

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  11. It always seems the way that nothing fromthe stash is right. I love the cast on and edge of this, so feminine.

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  12. It is beautiful...you are so amazingly fast. The pattern is GREAT. I'm still working on my FLS. I hoping to have it done by Christmas...1 1/2 sleeves to go.

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  13. Those are lovely stitches and very pretty yarn. I'm always amazed that you know the names of all the shells you find.

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  14. LOVE THE COLOR, CAN'T WAIT TO SEE IT FINISHED.

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  15. Looks like the sweater will be put to good use with your cold weather. The colors look especially nice. The shell has such a luminous quality, really beautiful.

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~Tracy