Sunday, November 26, 2006

Thanksgiving Knitting

Met with the knitting group on Saturday and that was a blast as always. Everyone is working on great projects and Mary just finished the most beautiful man's sweater. It inspires me to work on more sweaters.

My husband is wanting a zippered cardigan from the Northampton Wools book -see photo at left. I can probably do the cardigan itself, but the zipper - ah, I may need to hire finishing help on that at the knitshop. I don't usually put zippers in sewed or knitted items. Zippers are not my friend.

As far as UFOs are concerned: I am still finishing up the socks I've been working on since summer! I'm on the second sock, and just have the toe left to do on the second sock. I hope to finish that up, maybe today?

My newest project is an Alpaca Grand Vest, the pattern is from Plymouth yarn Design Studio #26 - (see photo). It is a very simple and fun to make vest that feels as soft as heaven and knits up fast. Size 11 needles. You basically just knit up a big ribbed rectangle that cinches in during the middle part and flares out again. There are only two short side seams to stitch up. Easy and fun! And hopefully I'll end up with an amazingly soft, wearable garment. I love vests! They help make a large bust less conspicuous. In fact, a good vest hides a variety of figure imperfections.

I just started this on Tuesday during class at Yarn Shop & More and already, with not a lot of knitting, I'm quite a ways on it. Here's where I'm at:
The teacher tells us that this pattern is amazingly similar to an old 1940's vest design. Tamra collects vintage patterns, and she is going to try to bring the one from class that this is so similar to.


Phyllis W. said...

Chelle! I LOVED yapping with you this weekend too! I'd missed you so much! I have Sirius, but have never listened to channel 30. I'll tune it in today.

ChelleC said...

Yes, Ch 30 is pretty mellow. I don't know if I'd want to listen to it all the time, it depends on my mood. But if you need to soothe frazzled nerves, it's a good one!