Saturday, May 03, 2008

Talia Knitalong

Have you seen the Spring 2008 Knitty magazine that was posted about a month ago? I fell in love with a vest pattern called Talia. I'm also a co-moderator over on the "Got Vests" forum at Ravelry. If you have any interest at all in joining me for a KAL, starting anytime from now until about a month from now, feel free to join me, either formally over on Ravelry, or informally.

Since I knit on several projects at once, this won't be a speed racer knitalong, but rather a slow and easy one. You don't even have to knit a Talia if you don't like it. Pick your own favorite vest pattern and "go for it."

For vests, I have several on my knitting queue. I like them because they are faster and cheaper to knit than sweaters, they don't have sleeves (hate knitting sleeves). Plus, they tend to cover up some middle-age figure flaws. You can wear them year round with different tops and blouses underneath.

With this particular vest, I can see myself wearing it to work with slacks and a blouse; on weekends with jeans and a t-shirt, or going out with my husband in the evening, over a skirt. Very versatile.

Anyone care to join me? Kay is making one from her wonderful Dome Hill worsted yarn in caramel latte.

I cast on last night. It' such a yummy project.


Ellen Bloom said...

This is a darling vest. Thanks for bringing it to my attention again. When the new Knitty came out, I kind of glossed over it!

I have so many WIPS on the needles and hook right now, that I might not start it right away. I'll definitely put it in my queue.

Elysbeth said...

I like the idea of you as a co-moderator. It plays on your strengths, works with something you love, but won't become a burden. Clever you!

ChelleC said...

Yeah it's really fun so far.