I have been working through unfinished projects since the beginning of the year and finally committed to this long hibernating one. I bought the tweed yarn for it two and a half years ago when we were living in the tiny house in the charcoal forest , and at that particular time I felt urgency in knitting the same Calidez Cardigan to replace my lost original . Everything was freshly burned, practically still smoking, loggers gone through and the landscape languishing. I had knit 14″ of the sweater body before squirreling it away to hibernate while I worked on other things, as I shifted into Spring and new designs. But March of this year, when I started it up again I found that I might not have enough yarn to finish the sweater, realizing that either I didn’t buy enough, or used a ball of it on something along the way, and too much time had passed for me to remember. So it was an easy decision to go ahead and knit the Calidez Vest instead, and then I rattled it off quick! I am so glad I got this finished because I really am ready to mentally close the gate on that dreadful time. Oh, but I couldn’t help myself finishing off the vest this morning with six “burned wood” buttons I found on Etsy . . . : laughs :
A totally off season finish as well,
I will fold this vest up and store it in the woolens dresser for at least 6 months if not longer.
Did I say yet how happy I am to be finished with this project?
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Pattern: Calidez Vest (with high v-neck)
Yarn: Studio Donegal Aran Tweed in color 4801 “charcoal”
I love it!
xx! Rather done with oppressive charcoal theme, I think I want to knit something pink!
That would be lovely too! But I think the charcoal color is perfect for a cold weather outfit by the sea.
Would look lovely with a pink top worn underneath 😃
Gorgeous yarn and vest. So pleased for you in your happiness in completing it.
So beautiful! I loved knitting the two that I made as Christmas gifts and my Dad and daughter, Kate both love them. A great design!
Thank you Virginia! xx
That is perfect!
I love its moody darkness with its flecks of heat and warmth.
And those buttons sing to the poetic possibilities of this humble connector… perfect agents of closure.
Oh Karin! Shall I send you the sleeves’ worth of left over charcoal-with-glowing-embers yarn? LOL!
A pair of wrist-warmers!
Jen the buttons are perfect for your lovely vest.
Wen, I thought the buttons ticked the box too! I think when Jeff rebuilds his shop (whenever that is) I hope to make wood buttons with some of the actual naturally torched wood about. 🙂