Tuesday, March 17, 2009

The Circle Vest

I love to knit. I knit almost every day. I can see myself knitting for the rest of my life. But, it has become clear to me that writing about my knitting projects is not something I have a heart for anymore. From now on I'll be keeping project notes on Ravelry only and blogging about day-to-day happenings on my photo blog, One Snap. Thank you for following Wool Windings all these years. I'm a better knitter because of your encouragement.

The last project featured on this blog is a very cleverly designed vest called Circle Vest.


Yarn: Noro Silk Garden


Color: 267 Taupes/Blue


Modification: Added a button for a better fit in the front.


The armholes are finished with slip-stitch crochet.


The back is the star of the show.

More notes and pictures here.

37 comments:

  1. First off, that vest is just about the most gorgeous knit thing I've ever seen. Seriously, it is eye-popping. You better be prepared to be stopped a lot when you're wearing it.

    Secondly, I'm REALLY going to miss Wool Windings. I'm just so very thankful that I got a chance to know you while you were blogging here, so that our friendship is now established.

    I'm going to have to start going to Ravelry more often, so I can keep up with what all you are doing.

    Are all your patterns that you have here on Wool Windings available through Ravelry? I'd hate to lose my access to them.

    PS-I'm enjoying your daily photo blog. Your photography skills rival your knitting skills.

    I do understand your reasoning for giving up the blog, but it will be sorely missed.

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  2. That's pretty cool! I'll be watching for your projects on Ravelry.

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  3. I'm enjoying your photo blog, too and often want to tell you how much I like a certain photo. I'll miss this blog but understand your desire to live your life without documenting it all. I'll be watching on Ravelry!

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  4. I, too, will miss your blog posts, but I understand why you are changing directions.

    Love your photos on One Snap and often wish I could comment.

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  5. I will miss you! but will follow via ravelry! Thanks for the encouragement you have given me!!!

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  6. Oh wow. Those colors are gorgeous.

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  7. Donna S.7:40 PM

    You are one of my regular blogs...I'll miss you.

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  8. What a beautiful vest!!!
    I'll keep up with you over on One Snap!!

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  9. Tracy, I am going to miss reading your blog. I have visited One Snap as often as I have seen a posting. I have enjoyed both. If I need project ideas I will check past postings. They have been so useful in inspiring me to knit preemie projects and so many other things. I will check you on Ravelry to keep up with your latest projects. It's been a pleasure!

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  10. Wow! I am speechless. The vest is a work of art. Fantastic!
    I will miss your blog. You have inspired me to up my knitting game. I thank you for that. You also encouraged my blogging. Thank you so much for your sweet and kind spirit. I will be following you on Ravelry and your one snap. God Bless you and yours!

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  11. I won't miss you a bit! ;D I'm right there with you, on Ravelry. I saw your fabulous vest last night, just waited to comment on your blog. I won't do that again--I'll comment on the Rav right away.
    There are times when I don't feel like blogging either, though I've not made up my mind to quit yet. Maybe when I've been blogging as long as you have...if I make it that long. Best wishes! Enjoy your pretty spring weather!

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  12. I'll miss your blog Tracy! But I'll definitely be looking for your work on Ravelry.

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  13. Tracy, AWE I love your blog and visit it often! I have been worried about you. I will see if I can locate you on raverly and see about asking you to be a friend. I will miss this blog too!!!

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  14. I will miss you on here but I will just make sure to check up on you on Ravelry. Your vest is beautiful!

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  15. I will miss your blog. Your knitting is beautiful. I love your vest, it's a masterpiece.

    Take care and see you on Ravelry!
    susan

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  16. very nice sweater and, like the others, I'll miss your blog.

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  17. It's beautiful, Tracy, and I'm so glad you posted pictures here! I read and enjoy One Snap every day, but I couldn't tell you there how good your crocheted button loop looks. I'm going to miss your blog so much!

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  18. I am really going to miss your blog, but I understand. I have a harder time keeping up with Ravelry, but I will make sure to say hello to you now and then there. I have so enjoyed getting to know you!

    Your vest is beautiful!

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  19. Love the circle vest! It looks great on you. I'll keep in contact with you via Ravelry......take care.

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  20. Anonymous10:51 AM

    Preemie Hats lead me to your blog. Your knitting, wonderful writing and great pictures kept me coming back. I will miss this blog, but will continue to follow One Snap.

    Donna

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  21. I will miss Wool Windings, Tracy, but half the reason I go to your blog is to read about your thoughts and experiences with your family, so I guess I'll just be checking out One Snap periodically....and there's always Ravelry.

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  22. I love this vest. I should find you on ravelry. Great job on your knitting, I love it.

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  23. First of all, that vest is just stunning! I've been wanting to make one since forever :)
    I do understand about giving up this blogging, I feel like that sometimes and I just might discontinue mine someday.
    But I'll be checking up on you more often in Ravelry!

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  24. Tracy,

    Wool Windings will be missed, but I have been loving your photographs on One Snap. So full of heart. Thanks for all you do and are. Blessings and blue skies, Lark PS See you on Ravelry

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  25. That vest is GORGEOUS, Tracy! I like how it is bold and subtle at the same time, if that makes sense--LOL! I like your addition of the button closure...I would have done the same. Beautiful yarn/color way. I have so much enjoyed joining your here at Wool Windings and will miss your posts here. But I am glad you will continues with One Snap...I love to see your photos and am inspired by your photography. Knit on, my friend...Wishing you much joy in life and all your creative pursuits :o) ((HUGS))

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  26. You are not really leaving, you are just moving a bit! I'll miss WoolWinder!

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  27. I, too will be watching for your projects on Ravelry.
    And I agree, that writing about it on a blog can get tiresome.
    It's all about the knit, isnt it :-) I too, am a life long knitter, and see myself knitting until I can no longer hold the needles.
    I've enjoyed reading your blog, and wish you all the best

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  28. Impressive work, my friend. Very impressive. Best wishes in all your future endeavors!

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  29. Haven't seen an update in awhile. I did give you a blog award though! http://journeyof1000stitches.blogspot.com/2009/07/so-blessed.html =)

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  30. Tracy
    SInce I cannot comment on your ONE SNAP, I have to do it here! WOW I love the acorns image . Crocs on the beach . Well ALL OF THEM>

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  31. Stunning! That yarn is so sharp, I love it!

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  33. I just found your blogs a few days ago, and really enjoy SNAP. However i can find no way to let you know how great your blog is!!!!! Enjoy it very much..lovely photography and text. How would I join SNAP??? thanks Dell

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  34. Never put off till tomorrow what may be done today..........................

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  35. That is beautiful! Thanks for sharing it with us!

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  36. Yess! That is what i am looking for. Thank you for sharing!

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  37. Oh darlin' how wonderfully talented ya are!!! I love the back of the vest!

    Thanks for sharin' it with us girl.

    God bless and have yourself a wonderful weekend!!! :o)

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Thank you for commenting!
~Tracy