The Last FO’s That I Have Photos Of for 2013
December 31, 2013
I cannot believe that I started this vest in February, and just now sewed the zipper into it. I haven’t taken it off since, I love it that much, why did I wait so long? The sewing of the zipper is a tricky business, and I do have a little mistake to fix at the bottom of the right front, but that would involve taking it off, which I haven’t done. The one modification I made to this pattern (Rustica) is that I made the collar double thickness. I knitted the regular collar, knit a turning row, and then knit back down again exactly. I sewed the zipper in between the two sides of the collar, then I sewed the inside of the collar down. What a genius move! The dollar sits down nicely when open, and when zipped up is a lovely warm next for my neck and chin. I have it zipped up right now! The yarn is almost perfect, in fact if there is any yarn with this grey base, and multi colours on top of it I am almost sure to buy it immediately. It is neutral but matches almost all my layering shirts. And the pockets, genius, I love pockets now. I made this vest as I was always wearing a ratty blue fleece vest around the house, and this was my attempt to recreate it in yarn. I really love the result, can you tell?
This is Pause, from the summer Berroco pamphlet, of which I love almost all the designs, and may have yarn now for one or two more. Unfortunately I finished this sweater just as it got too cold to wear it. I also have a layering problem, as most of my t-shirts have V-necks, so next spring I need to get a high neck t-shirt to wear underneath this. I really do love this little tank, even if I do need to fix the arm holes, which are too tight. The yarn is a muted gold, which is so different from what I normally buy or work with, and it reminds me of a top my Grandmother would have chosen to make. I can’t say I 100% love this yet, as I really have only worn it once or twice to try it on. Next summer will be the test! I also need to stop making summer sweaters that finish in September, but start them in March instead!
I have finished another little sweater, but Fia won’t try it on, so no photos yet.