Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Vested!


I finished my vest...as you can see. I'm pleased to have made my first garment and my first cable. I also learned a bit about "shaping", which I had no idea about before. It was a really quick project, easy, and fun. It looks ok on but not as great as I had hoped. I had envisioned it over a white, long sleeve, button down top, with jeans (of course...is there any other kind of pant...lol...just kidding...but they are my absolute favorite). But, it doesn't quite work...or maybe I need a different button down top. I'll keep trying. I'm on a search now for a sweater that will use a single strand of yarn (this one was doubled) and that I think I'll like to wear, and, of course, be able to knit. But, my next project will be (or should be) my second leg warmer, a quilt or two, and I still have that afgan that I keep setting aside and really need to finish. I know I'll love it when it's done but for some reason it's just not a fun project. I want to try making some mittens too....my first step towards trying to knit some gloves. It's amazing to hear myself say that I want to knit gloves...it wasn't that long ago that I thought knitting socks was an amazingly difficult thing to do, reserved for knitting gurus that were all wise and could make anything. Now I can make socks and I don't feel anywhere near "guru" status. But, I am happy to know I can do that now and a I'm little impressed. :) Maybe I'll feel like a smart knitter when I accomplish a sweater, gloves, and...that four letter word...L A C E! :)

3 comments:

hopalong682003 said...

I think this turned out really pretty. I love the color. Maybe you could go with a v-neck cotton t-shirt instead of an oxford type of shirt? Yeah, you!!!

hopalong682003 said...

Hee! That was supposed to be a Yay! and not a Yeah. ;-)

Lisa said...

Very handsome!