Archive - Aug 23, 2006 - Blog entry

Fetching

I knit up a pair of Fetching form the latest Knitty for a good friend. I'm tired, but there is more info on my blog (www.thisboyknits.blogspot.com). A fun knit overall. (I will answer questions, but I'm lacking the energy to come up with words on my own)

 

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Finished Vest

 

Blue Vest 

I posted this as a W.I.P. a while back and have finally gotten a picture of the finished project.  This was a part of my goal to use up some of my substantial stash.  Knowing that I would likely not have enough yarn to finish the vest, I decided to knit it in the round and work until I ran out.  I couldn't find a bulky wool/acrylic blend that I liked to finish it off with.  I also wanted to keep the additional purchase at a very moderate price, as this was auction yarn that I got for a steal I wanted to keep it that way.  I would up using Wool-Ease worsted, working double stranded.  The denim color knit up darker, but I still like the effect, so I'm pleased with it.  I attached a picture of the original pattern I based it on as well.

Been Some Time

I know it has been some time since I have written here. The man reason is that I am on vaction in northern Ontario Canada with my wife visiting her family. It has been great, I have 6 more days here then it is back to Waterloo.

The good thing about being on vaction is that I have had a lot of time to knit. Which I have done a lot of. In the 9 days I have been here I have knitted 12 dish clothes for friends and family. This has been done while visiting people and a concert. It has been a blast since most friends and family that I visited did not know I knitted and they thought it was great that I did.