Tuesday, October 18, 2005

SCP#2 part two.

So with the scarf complete...it was time to come up with a quick knit for the second part of this gift. Well, as previously discussed, this must be a machine washable knit. The recipient will so appreciate anything I knit, and wear it everywhere...but handwash...no.
I picked up some Lion Brand Wool-Ease. Yarn snob no more.
Quick knit...well, not really. The project:



Sure, it's a vest, no arms, it must be a quick knit. Weeellll, that is a lot of cabling to do.
Here I am (please keep in mind that red is not the colour to try to photograph and I am stretching out the pattern so you can see)



It's coming along just fine...I think the acrylic/wool blend is really drying out my hands. Hopefully I can get the back done and my current sock by the weekend.

14 comments:

Wool Winder said...

For most people this wouldn't be a quick knit, but I think you will finish it in record time. You are so good with cables. Very pretty.

grumperina said...

Oh, that's a lovely vest, and the red (at least as it appears on my monitor) is wonderful. Enjoy knitting this!

Ashley said...

CUTE vest. I've been craving a vest for myself lately--where's that pattern from?

Felicia from sweetgeorgia said...

Yeahhh vests! We don't need no stinkin' sleeves! Your red vest will look great!

Colleen said...

I love this pattern, too. It's on my list. Before I try it, however, I must learn to cable without a cable needle.

nona said...

I love the simple cables and red yarn of your vest!

Heather said...

ooo! that is my very next knit!

I got some green mountain spinnery alpaca blend, they knit one up and I tried it on...it's such a nice fit...I love the color you picked...so pretty. and the cables pop...sleeveless...that is just divine!

I can't wait to see you model it...

Laura said...

Very very nice! I like that red. Although I am becoming a fiber snob, I do like Wool-Ease. I have used it for things for the boys and it holds up pretty well. Better than some of its yarn shop competitors that I've tried. Plus, lots of colors. Your recipient will love it!

Purly Whites said...

For an acrylic blend, that is some lovely yarn and such a nice red! Such a good gift.

Stephanie said...

I like it a lot. Nice pattern and a good solution for the yarn. I can't wait to see more of it (and those yummy socks).

LisaB said...

It's looking great. That vest is on my future to-do list!

Teresa C said...

Ooooh! I forgot about that vest pattern, thanks for reminding me of it. I have yarn in the stash that would work, but I have enough for a sweater and would feel wasteful....... Or maybe not. We'll see. I hope you got my email today!

goodkarma said...

What a cute vest! Please give us your opinion about Wool Ease. I haven't used it yet and I wonder how it wears over time.

jacqueline said...

i've been looking at that vest myself and thinking how gorgeous it looks! you have picked the most perfect colour for it. i can't wait to see it knitted up!

(ps. sorry i am behind on commenting on this post...as you probably know computer issues have been my downfall recently!)