Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Veste Everest.

Yet another FO here people. I am trying to keep the christmas knitting moving...there is only 39 days until christmas.
Do keep in mind that this is not for me or my size body (even though I am now down 17lbs!) ...but I decided to try it on!



The recipient in smaller...petite (so the arm holes will fit better, and it will be longer on her than I...and she won't be busting out of it like I am!).

Started: October 18, 2005
Finished: November 16, 2005 - although I am going to reblock it now that the arm hole and neck band are done...they need blocking.
Yarn: Lion Brand Wool-Ease
Pattern: Veste Everest in IK fall 2005.
Adjustments: None really...well except for not doing the cabling as the pattern wrote.
I like this knit. It was fun, interesting with the cables...but easy enough that it didn't always require your full attention.

Another Christmas gift done! The list is still long, but hopefully I can get some others done this weekend. I see a couple more hats and sets of those flap top mittens in the near future!

23 comments:

grumperina said...

Carolyn, I didn't recognize you! It's probably a combination of all the weight you lost (woohoo!) and that you're looking down! That vest is very sweet, and perhaps just the right thing for that pink yarn I recycled - great idea :).

savannahchik said...

oh it looks great! and i'm with kathy -- i didn't recognize you either! that's so awesome. keep up the good work.

Laura said...

The vest looks fabulous, and so do you! You do not appear to be a woman who needs to be dieting, that is for certain. :)

Lolly said...

C, the vest looks beautiful! How was the WoolEase for this project? I have some in the ol' stash that needs to be busted--and I really like this project! You look fab- I didn't recognize you either! hehe ;)

Angela said...

I almost didn't recognize you either! That's a great vest and I didn't even realize it was from IK. My mom is looking for something like that. Thanks for the idea!

Wool Winder said...

You're doing a great job getting all your Christmas knitting done. I think you'll make it. The vest is lovely!

Heather said...

I'm about 2 inches into it! yours came out wonderful! I agree this pattern is easy enough that it's fun!

Congrats on the weight...

Lovely job on the vest...it looks good on you!

goodkarma said...

I didn't recognize you, either! Hair up, weight down, you look mahvelous. I'm cheering for you and your 17 pounds right now.

The vest is so cute. I really like the color you chose. Can you tell us what it was like to work with Wool Ease? How do you think it will behave in the long run, that sort of thing?

Stephanie said...

Darling, you look fabulous. Do you want to trade hair? Because I'm interested. Anyway, the vest looks great. I love the pattern and the color. You're just cruisin' along on those gifts. Which holiday book is it that you like so much? I think I "need" it. HeeHee.

Purly Whites said...

You look fabulous! All your hard work on losing weight is really paying off.

AND! Such a great vest! Youy progress on Christmas gifts is so impressive.

jennifer said...

that looks great - i made one for my mom in the fall using blue sky alpacas cotton and she loved it as will your lucky giftee - what a great quick knit!

Stephanie said...

cute! and 17 pounds--wow!!

eastern white said...

you look great in the photo with this lovely vest!! i'm sure it will be greatly appreciated!

Jen said...

Congrats on a beautiful FO (so jealous of the lucky recipient) and the weight loss. You're looking great!

adele said...

Wow, you're on a roll lately! Love the vest.

LisaB said...

That looks so great!! I definately want to make it now.

haze said...

I really like the vest. Thank you for your opinion on WoolEase. I'm using it for a "knock around" sweater for myself.

Jessica said...

We must have really similar taste in projects. I just finished this vest last week. And I'm knitting one of the bags from Handknit Holidays. Funny.

Bonnie said...

Bravo! I love it! It makes me want to get out that issue of IK and start one right this minute!

Anonymous said...

okay one of the girls at work saw Oprah wearing a vest like this brown with brown silk blouse... tone on tone looked fabulous. Are you taking orders yet? She has the emerald green silk blouse and needs the vest like Oprah for the tone on tone look... when should we send the wool? Let me know.
Catherine and Bibiane

Jacqui said...

I really like how that vest looks on you. I just finished making "Tempting" and probably have enough yarn left over to make this. I don't have the magazine, but I can come up with a similar pattern, I'm sure. Thanks for the inspiration!

Monica said...

I think the vest looks great on you! Love the color, too.

Heather said...

17 lbs..holy crap..you go girl!!!! you look fantastic!!!! And the vest isn't too shabby either!