Thursday, January 28, 2010

Lavender InVESTment

Last fall I spotted some yarn at a LYS that I just can't get out of my mind. The more I think about it, the more I like it. So, yesterday, I decided to go for it and I bought four skeins. It's Berroco Vintage in a beautiful lavender color...


I really want to learn how to knit sweaters. And, I'm thinking that a vest will be a good step toward doing that. So, last night I spent hours searching for the perfect pattern.

I'd really like to make one with texture and interest and I found several that I really like. However, when I started reading the patterns I got lost and confused. So, I think I've decided on THIS vest. I think I'd enjoy wearing it. It's plain and simple but I can learn about shaping, edging and seaming. Plus, the simpleness of it gives me a little more assurance of a successful finished product. That's something I'll need before taking the next step of knitting something with sleeves. I'm planning to cast on today. Wish me luck!

8 comments:

Benita said...

Very sweet vest!

I wished we lived closer together, because I'd love to help you with your first vest project.

Acorn to Oak said...

Thanks, Benita! I wish we did too! That would be great! I'd love to take a weaving class with you too! :-)

Sel and Poivre said...

Did you hear me just squeel with excitement! 'So glad to hear you're taking the plunge...I bet there's magic in those Korknisse that got you going! ;)

Life Looms Large said...

That is beautiful yarn! I love the color!!

I think your vest will go fine. As long as you follow the directions, it should work.

Do you have a knitting group near you?? (Meetup, at your local library, anything like that?) When I knit my scary sweater last year, it really helped to having my knitting group to hold my hand and give me courage.

I can see why you were haunted by that yarn! It is gorgeous!

Sue

Erin R said...

Great choice! I can't wait to see it in progress.

Sandra said...

that's a great combination of yarn and pattern - you'll do great!

Brenda said...

Nice pattern, and I love the color! Good luck! I bet everything goes great.

pineneedles4 said...

Sometimes when people first tackle learning sweaters it seems overwhelming but just take it one step at a time and you'll be surprised how simple it really is when making what seems to be more complex items.

Vanessa in Oklahoma