As soon as I left the computer Friday night I knew exactly what to do.
This is three repeats in to the Frost Flowers and Leaves shawl from Gathering of Lace. All winter long, this shawl has been on my mind. I knit it once before and there are many things I regret about that first time through.
But I loved the pattern, it was so entertaining. I guess I had some hang up that I shouldn't knit it twice and that's just silly, isn't it Peg?
And now, here it is, the completed Oregon Vest!
The blocking did wonders to even out my knitting. Its soft, warm and feels so rich. I'm really glad I could make this for myself.
For buttons, I used some glass ones that I purchased from Needles and Pins. I wanted something that picked up the color of the sweater, that had a natural, organic sense to them and also something that wouldn't compete with the vest because it's intricate enough all on its own. I've posted some more pictures on Flickr in my finished objects set.
Happy Easter everyone!