Sunday, October 18, 2009

Knitting at the Edge of My Seat

Ever read a book you just couldn't put down? One that had suspense and drama? Where you just had to keep reading to find out how it ends? This weekend, my knitting has been just like that.

I've been working on a vest using special Fleece Artist yarn that exists no more. If I have not enough yarn, then there is no more to be had. As of Sunday afternoon, I have this much of the vest done:

Pretty, no? I just love the colors, the way the bright blue pops through the murky greens. Did you notice how much yarn I have left? It's hard to see because it's got some nice camouflage action going on. Here's a close up:

Whee!!!! That's knitting it close. I'm alternating a row from each ball, so I'll have equal shares of yarn for the arm bands. I'm dying to know if I'm going to make it.

Must. Keep. Knitting.

Well, I did take time out for a dog walk this afternoon. The sunshine was so lovely. It was also a perfect moment to catch a better shot of the recently completed Chunky Cabled sweater.

I should call it the hunky-chunky cabled sweater. Yowza!


  1. Even very narrow bands will look excellent on the beautiful vest. If you need something a bit more substantial for structural reasons, you can do a facing in a similar colourway of FA or FA-like yarn. BTDT... Make sure they're either both superwash or both *not* superwash.

    It's too bad you can't enter that sweater in the fair WITH your husband wearing it. The sweater really is beautiful on its own, but worn -- wow.

  2. Keep knitting!!! Stop blogging and keep knitting! I'm dying to know if you have enough wool. Those tiny little cakes are way too little. And if there were classes for husbands to learn how to pose wearing their knitted garments, Jim could be the teacher. It was a nightmare capturing Josh in the Cobblestone! :)

  3. Oh yes - WOW. Love those vest colours Laurie. And I love FA. Who wouldn't :-) But those teeny enny weeny little cakes of yarn are scary! My gut tells me you'll be a bit short. I know, I know. I told my gut to shutup!

    LOL... :-)

  4. Great sweater, what happened with the vest? come on it's Monday afternoon already.

  5. The suspense is hard to take. Let us know.

    And you're right. Wowza!!

  6. Hunky-chunky sounds like an ice cream flavor. And looks de-lish as well.