Yet again, there is no one around to help me take pictures. Luckily, this has worked out to be the best self-portrait session I've ever had:
Gotta love the bobble-head effect of an aerial point of view. But check this out:
I don't know how I managed to get descent shots with the 'ole reach-yer-arm-out-and-click routine, but it makes up for the hell that was the knitting process.
This vest should have been an easy knit, but I sure had a lot of trouble with it. As I mentioned in one of my previous posts, it may have been my penchant for knitting lace in less than ideal situations. Lace requires concentration. Concentration requires a certain level of peace and quiet. Knitting in front of the tv whilst enjoying a glass of wine? Not ideal knitting lace knitting situation.
Thankfully, the end justified the means (the means being multiple instances of ripping back and re-knitting). I freakin' LOVE this vest. I love the colour, I love the yarn, I love the way it looks on me. At long last, I have knit something I will wear! More than once! I can wear it in any season with almost anything I own! YAY!
Even better? I bought four skeins of Blue Sky Cotton to knit this with. I used just over one. (The pattern calls for Twinkle Cruise yarn knit quadruple - oops!) You could totally get a whole vest out of one skein with a little finagling.
Here's the deets;
Pattern: Biker Vest from Twinkle's Big City Knits by Wenlan Chia
Yarn: Blue Sky Cotton
Colour: 613 Ink
Needles: Denise Interchangeable 10mm