Sunday, April 19, 2009

Two FO's and a Little Voodoo

Well, here's my Back-To-School Vest. We all know the vest and most of us love it. This is a very easy, quick pattern and lots of fun to knit.

I love the garter ribbing and that hugging waist line is ingenious. Even on a day when my belly is poofier than usual, this vest makes me look good.

I have sworn to myself after each project that I WILL make another one. My redoing a pattern doesn't happen too often (except with the Calorimetry, I made 3). I would like to knit up another one by fall.

I looooooooooooove this vest !!!

Brown Sheep Lambs Pride Worsted in Mulberry - Size 5 and 7 Needles

This is the Passerby Hat designed by one of my favorite designers, Smariek. Now when I first saw her featured hat, I thought it looked sort of like a muffin. You know how that goes though, of course it always looks wonderful on.

This is another stashbuster. I had one skein of blue variegated Lion Wool and wanted to make a more
unique project. Smariek is always dead-on with all of her patterns. They are always quick and different. So, here is my Passerby Hat.

Oh, did I mention that I Love it, love it, love it !!!

What's This About Voodoo ???

Erica is the Creator of the wonderful Treesweater Pattern. Check it out, it's adorable and after all, every tree SHOULD have a sweater. Now Erica has recently come up with another brilliant idea. She is knitting emotions into swatches, Voodoo Swatches she calls them. I'm sure many of us knit or craft emotions into our work anyway. This is a condensed version though.

You can't see it but a bit of stress was knitted away with size 8 needles into Wool of the Andes (Tidepool Heather)

I'd had a really hectic weekend and when I got up for work (around 5am), I began swatching. I'm Now I'm not saying that this swatch took away 100% of my stress but it definitely helped. Also, it's just a really cute idea.

What's Next On My Knitting Agenda...

I am using scrap yarn for these Nordic mitts. I hope to complete them soon.

I am just okay with these colors. I would have loved to knit the snowflake in something a little brighter (like peach) but I'd have to buy more yarn for that. Perhaps later.


hakucho said...

Wow I can see why you LOVE that vest...I LOVE it too :) Must try and find that book :)

LOVE the hat too. Love your choice of yarn...beautiful :)

Melodye said...

I like the idea of stress swatches. I'll have to try it. I like the vest too. I don't know if I'll try it though. I'm not sure how it would look. I've got a bit more than a pooch!

Camille said...

I have seen this vest in person and it doesn't look easy. I'll leave those circular projects to the better knitters. The hat is adorable and as for the Voodoo swatch; I may be knitting one everyday.

Amybel said...

I wasn't familiar with this pattern and I had to head over to Ravelry to see what it looked like "on". Now that I've checked it out it looks pretty good! I'd like to see a pic of you wearing it :)
Nice job and congrats on the FO! It always feels good.

Knitnut,Karen said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I absolutely,totally love your knitting! I will be dropping by again to see the mittens finished, I hope!

Judy said...

I love the pink vest,too! It's one of my favorite colors!

Ava said...

You did a great job on both!

Ice Princess said...

Lovely vest, I love the color. And the hat is fab as well. :O)

Probably Jane said...

I love your colour choices and the vest is especially fab.

Darcys Knotty Knitter said...

Your knitting is lovely and I do love Smarie's patterns.I have always wanted to knit the Nordic Mitts but I'm in southern California so it is never cold enough for mitts sigh.Hugs Darcy
knottyknitter40 on ravelry

Joansie said...

Love the vest. I can see where it would be very figure flattering.

Daisymum said...

cute vest!!!!!

Cindiluhu said...

Your are so much more productive than me! Everything is very lovely!

martha - ca knitter said...

I really, really love the blue hat. Nice job!