Friday, December 02, 2005

Don't Look MOM PT. 2

I mean it Mom--You'll spoil your surprise!

My Mom requested a knitted vest to throw over her sweaters. I let her look through lots of books, but she liked the very simple Asymmetrical Vest in Sally Melville's Knit Stitch book. She found the garter stitch, casual look exactly right. Here's the finished product:

Simple Asymetrical Vest
Originally uploaded by amyeetx.

I used Brown Sheep Nature Spun held double and the recommended needles. Since Mom wanted this to be loose, I made the XL size, which should work over a sweater. I do like the funky mismatched bottom.

Of course, that means I only have one more gifty on the needles. Hmm. That means I need another project! Remember this one?

Wish List
Originally uploaded by amyeetx.

Yes, that is the Bolero from Rebecca. And I've started it.

Amelie Bolero and the Attack Cat
Originally uploaded by amyeetx.

So that cat didn't eat the sweater. He actually loves the fuzz--perhaps he thinks it is his lost Mom. You knit the entire body in one piece. It starts with the bottom section and then you add on both sides. Right now I'm adding the middle. When the middle is finished, it's on to the sleeves and the joining. The last step is to pick up and add the collar and a band around the entire bolero bottom.

As you can tell from the pictures, the yarn, Amelie, is incredibly furry. I love this and hate it. It feels great--soft and furry, like a long haired kitten. However, as something to knit with, it stirs both love and hate. It doesn't show mistakes, which is great, but if you have to rip it is really a pain. You tug to get those little fuzzies to let go, and if you drop a stitch, it takes forever to fish around to find the lost loop. But, I keep thinking of how nice this will be when it is finished.

Gallery of Finished Objects

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Cable Cardigan

Faroe Island Sweater

Rowan Denim Seahorse


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Lisette from Rowan

Lorna's Laces Socks

Backyard Leaves Scarf

Eloise from Jane Ellison


The WeatherPixie


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