Sunday, April 08, 2007

And Back Again...

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!

28 comments:

  1. Oh, Laurie, you must be so very proud! Your colorwork is so amazing.

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  2. You're really cruising on Frost Flowers! Don't you love how the stitch pattern looks all complex and is actually easy repeated units? It's one of my favorites.

    The vest is truly beautiful, and perfect with your coloring. Wow. It will look really good with a skirt and blouse, too. Impressed!

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  3. Well Laurie - that is a magnificent vest!!!
    The colors flow so beautifully! You did an amazing job!

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  4. The vest looks fabulous! You did an amazing job and should be so proud of yourself.

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  5. Nicole3:51 pm

    You look so happy in that bottom photograph! Be proud of your awesome knitting skills!

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  6. Your Oregon is incredible, and you did an incredible job with it -- brava !!

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  7. Consider this comment a standing ovation for your stunning vest!

    I'd love to see a close-up of the buttons on the vest.

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  8. anneonymousone4:40 pm

    Someone else already mentioned that the vest complements your coloring beautifully, and I agree.

    If I ever look that good in a vest, I will never stop knitting them and will put awaymy hundreds of hats forever.

    (sound of distant applause)

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  9. That is a glorious vest! And I love how the partly finished shawl on top of the cone of yarn looks like some kind of exotic anemone, as if yarn shops had coral reefs or something.
    But the vest ... great knitting!

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  10. Gorgeous!!! Oregon is stunning and it looks fabulous on you. Brava indeed.

    You are zooming on the shawl. I thought the same thing as Meg when I saw the second picture. How great to have a cone to work from too!

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  11. Ohmygosh that vest is stunning! Really beautiful!

    The shawl looks great too - beautiful color. When I first saw the second picture, I thought it was a purse for a second!

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  12. ah! i was just examining the frost flowers and leaves shawl pattern yesterday to get a feel for incorporating an edging with a body motif. the vest is extraordinary laurie—it looks very well on you!

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  13. Sweet colorway and great job on the Oregon. I have one too, but I *Love* yours.

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  14. The vest is gorgeous! You did an amazing job and it looks wonderful on you!

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  15. Your vest is amazing! Congrats on the beautiful work!

    I can't wait to see your shawl come out - I was looking at that same pattern over the weekend. Not wanting to do it, just sort of being all dreamy about it...

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  16. You look so beautiful in that sweater! You must be so proud - heck, I'm proud of you! Really gorgeous. 'Gratz. I love the red lace, too. When something calls to you, you just gotta give in and do it!

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  17. Gorgeous Vest. Great job. Now lets hope I can do as good of a job. I'm about to do my first real fair isle swatch. Cross your fingers for me.

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  18. That vest is amazing and it looks great on you. I knew it, you went for the lace.

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  19. The shawl is looking great, and I love the colour.

    Wow!! What an awesome job you did on the vest - it looks fantastic!

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  20. The vest is gorgeous and you look beautiful in it! It is perfect for your coloring.

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  21. That's going to be a beautiful shawl ... and in red too. But that vest, my that vest is to-die-for. Love it! And I can't think of a better way to display it ... LOL, laying down!!

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  22. Your vest looks fantastic!!! What a beautiful job!!!

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  23. Congrats on the Oregon vest -- it turned out beautifully! The colours look great on you, too.

    I love that second photo of the shawl and yarn; it looks like a big muffin!

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  24. Laurie, I'm late to the party so won't be saying anything original, but, I'll say it anyway. You rock! The vest is just gorgeous. What a wonderful accomplishment. Your mad knitting skillz inspire me. :-)

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  25. Wow -- I love your vest! It turned out great and fits beautifully. You should be very very proud.

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  26. It's stunning, Laurie. There are a few special knits that turn out so amazingly well that you just can't believe it. This is one of those. Wear it well!

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