I have another FO!! Yes, my Back-to-School U-Neck Vest is complete! I finished all the knitting on Wednesday but didn’t weave in the ends until last night (well, more like 1 am this morning – this is what I do when I take naps after work then can’t sleep, haha). I don’t know why I didn’t have this thing finished a while ago because there was hardly any knitting left on the darn thing. This KAL really kicked my butt into gear to get it done. I really like how it turned out. It’s a bit longer than it is supposed to be – apparently I can’t read the right part of the pattern at the right time and this actually ended up being a good thing.
Here it is all finished:
Of course it looks much better on me:
Pattern: Back-to-School U-Neck Vest from Fitted Knits
Started: May 9, 2007
Finished: June 16, 2007
Yarn: Cotton Fleece in Soft Mauve
Needle Size: US 7 and 5 circular bamboo needles
Notes: I made the ribbing of the body about 2″ longer than the pattern says to. The pattern doesn’t mention to keep the bust portion in the stitch pattern when doing the increases, so if you don’t think about it, you could get the stitch looking all wonky, but this was easy to do. Overall a very easy knit. I LOVE all of Stefanie’s patterns that I’ve knit and I’m looking forward to knitting more from this book!
Alright, that’s TWO things off my KAL within a KAL commitment done (which I’m doing over at Stashalong)! I’m feeling so good about getting things finished up and proud of myself for not casting on the 1328895200478 things that I want to right now.
The last thing to get done is a pair of socks. I wasn’t happy with how what I had on the needles was turning out, so I frogged it and started a whole different pattern. I like it much better now!
Here it is before:
And now it has become this:
Hopefully it will soon be a pair of socks!
In other news – no yarn purchases have happened since going to KC, so I’m doing well. I’ve got many things planned for stash yarn and that’s always a good thing! Happy knitting/crocheting everyone :o)