Finished Vest

CLABBERS's picture

I actually finished something I can wear other than a scarf or hat! I like the way it turned out. I need to block it now that it is all done. I had already blocked it before I joined the front and the back. I really enjoyed the experience. The next project, I think, is going to be a knitted jacket made with super chunky wool that I can wear late fall and early spring. I found a nice pattern to use. I am visiting with one of my new friends from Men Who Knit in Milwaukee next weekend and we will visit a yarn shop while we are there.

Thanks to all you guys who offered me encouragement and superb advice as I tackled my first vest.

Mark

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Antinuos's picture

Friend, His work is perfect

Friend, His work is perfect and beautiful. Congratulations and success.

CLABBERS's picture

Thanks, Antonio. I am so

Thanks, Antonio. I am so flattered that you like my work. It was a scary undertaking for me in that it was something new for me. Now I am madly collecting sweater patterns and knitted jacket patterns to make for myself and for some of my friends.
Mark

I used Google Translator for this, so I have no way of knowing how accurate it is. :)

Gracias, Antonio. Estoy muy halagado de que te guste mi trabajo. Era una empresa de miedo para mí que era algo nuevo para mí. Ahora estoy loco recoger los patrones de suéter y chaqueta de punto los patrones de hacer para mí y para algunos de mis amigos.
Mark

KnitRick's picture

That is AWESOME!!! How long

That is AWESOME!!! How long did it take you to finish?

CLABBERS's picture

Hi Rick, Great to hear from

Hi Rick,
Great to hear from another Chicago knitter! I was surprised that it didn't take as long as I thought it would. I think I spent more time deciphering the pattern and putting off starting than I did actually knitting. I think it took me a couple weeks knitting in the evenings. I am hooking up with a fellow knitter in Milwaukee this weekend, so I will give it a good trial run. If I'll wear it over a long-sleeved Henley white shirt because the weather is supposed to be rainy and chilly. If I don't get thrown out of the restaurant, I guess I will have passed the test. It is really quite a simple pattern...and a really old one, inasmuch as there are forums about it on the Internet explaining some of the confusing parts for novices.

Thank you for your very kind words. :)

Mark

scottly's picture

Very nice! I love the k2p2

Very nice! I love the k2p2 rib - much nicer then k1p1. But, why aren't you wearing it in the picture - I shared my fat self you should have to too! (not that your fat)

CLABBERS's picture

When my son took my picture

When my son took my picture wearing it, I looked as though I either constipated, or just annoyed with life. I will have to retake the picture and send it to you. I have never been a big fan of cameras.

michaelpthompson's picture

Looks good, and I agree,

Looks good, and I agree, that's a good yarn.

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Looks great, Mark. You

Looks great, Mark. You definitely did a great job. Enjoy the washcloth break.

Bill's picture

Beautiful job! ...that's very

Beautiful job! ...that's very classic and wearable.

CLABBERS's picture

Thanks for the compliment. It

Thanks for the compliment. It means a lot coming from you.

CLABBERS's picture

Thanks, Dennis. I learned a

Thanks, Dennis. I learned a lot, got a few headaches, but the think fits...almost...and it's fairly uniform and symmetrical. I'm happy. I think I'll do a washcloth now to give my head a break.

Mark

Buzzboy's picture

Mark, What a great looking

Mark,
What a great looking vest and I love the yarn. You did a great job.

Dennis