I was eager to finish this Calidez Vest for Rosanna who is visiting soon, and will model it (yay, more woods photos forthcoming!) I have not steamed it yet, in attempt to disguise my uneven tension with purl & knit rows, but I’m not sure I will for it is a little rustic and bumpy, which I am certain will appeal to Rosanna. What was crazy good luck is I happen to have these buttons in my button jar, an exact match, clueless as from where they came, but made my life easier today when I discovered I had them.
This moss panels ribbing took me forever to get through, torturous and long, entirely improvised, but think I ought to feature it on Tips From The Table, because it is actually very unusual. Also, this vest is first sample I’ve done of this design in worsted weight Berroco Ultra Alpaca (color is “Lichen Mix”) and it is the first yet sample with the high-v-neck option.
I still am very preoccupied with the mystery project mentioned in previous post, but I tell you, I am knitting full tilt on it, in spite of the fact that I had to finish this vest, yes, yes, and also …. that I nearly cut off the tip of my left index finger last Monday with an axe while splitting wood, and it has set me back due to my finger being cocooned in a bandage since. What I have lost in speed I have made up with determination, and I must say my finger is healing very nicely. Jeff got me some nice gloves so that I won’t run out and split kindling wood (for the wood stove) bare-handed anymore!
Oh she is going to look so beautiful in that. Can’t wait for the photos.
OMGoodness; I’m glad your finger wasn’t that injured. Can’t wait to see the photo shoot.
I didn’t need stitches but having the bandage on for a week now, has…um… altered the ergonomics of my knitting , which is perhaps most worrisome of all. I think I can be bandage-free by end of the week.
Oh ouch – better wear those gloves next time – can’t be impeding kitting fingers!
I know, pretty stupid not to be wearing them… I usually always do! My finger should be bandage-free in a few days then I can speed it up again, between throwing purl & knit stitches. 🙂
The vest is beautiful — love the moss ribbing! Hope the finger heals up FAST.
Thank you Laine! I think the moss panels do make an interesting look. Finger is healing well & fast. xx
Thank you! Yes, finger almost all healed, but wearing bandaid now to protect and pad from knitting needles.