Friday, December 06, 2013

Joy to The World, My Vest is Done

 The back with a cable and seed
 The Front  (all Seedstitch)
 It's a little big, but I'm leaving it-
I loved the yarn: 
It is not splitty. 
I love the blue/green color.

I took notes. 

How funny that I knit my own vest without a pattern. 
Thanks Karen for the guidance. 
Thanks Tamara for the V neck understanding. 
Why do I feel so relieved it is over? 

Total cost under 50.00 . 

When I make another, it won't be with one big cable down the back. 
It probably won't be seed stitch either….
(unless it is for Katherine!)
I will use this yarn again.

I'm going to go collapse now in front of a roaring fire and
the playing of Christmas carols …..


Anonymous said...

Turned out cute.

Enjoy the fire.

Seed stitch me the heebie jeebies! LOL

Bridget said...

Congratulations - it looks great! And I do love the color blue.

Wear it in good health!

KSD said...

Too big better than too small. And now, when I hear "Joy to the World," your second line is what I will think about.

Katherine said...

It's beautiful!! You've earned the fire and carols. The cable is great and I just want to run my hands over the seed stitch--such a calming texture! I'm so impressed by you doing your own thing pattern-wise. That is the mark of a knitting professional. Brava!!

SissySees said...

Congrats!! I'm so very, very impressed. It also reminds me that I have a lovely, red mohair lace cardi I started... two? years ago to wear for Christmas. Hem.

Valentine's Day, anyone?

Alyssa said...

Yay! It looks so cute :)

Mereknits said...

Let all the Earth rejoice!!!!!! i love it. And I have to give you a lot of credit, seed stitch makes me want to poke my eyes out with a knitting needle. It is soooooooooo slow. It looks great and bigger is much better than small.

Nancy Kay said...

Knitting a vest without a pattern?? OMG. Joy to the World, is right!!! The color you chose is beautiful, and I really like that cable! Well done!! The vest looks comfortable and cozy...perfect for this time of year. Figuring out your own pattern...what a fine accomplishment!

Nancy said...

Excellent finish!

Kudos, my adventurous knitting friend, Kudos.

Araignee said...

It's fabulous! I need a vest. I really hate sweater sleeves when I am trying to do something crafty. They are always in the way.

Judy S. said...

Great job on the vest! Looks just perfect for your nippy Illinois weather. Pretty color, too.

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elns said...

Yay, Kathy! It looks soo good! And you are relieved it's done, b/c you've been dreaming about doing this, and you did it on your own design. I gotta say that thinking about that feels me with anxiety! Congratulations!

Nicole said...

Cute vest! I completely understand your feeling of relief, though. I get that, too, when I finish clothing and it actually fits.

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