Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Diego Vest part three.

AAAANNNNNNNDDDDDDD.............We're back.
blogger....you are something.

Due to lack of batteries and bloggers disappearance, you haven't been able to see my lovely Diego Vest. Well, here it is....



Started: November 25, 2005
finished: December 1, 2005
Yarn: Handwork cora....I just started the 4th ball. So depending on yardage of the yarn you are using, three may work. It's a cream colour....not the dirty colour that the photos show!
Pattern: My own little number....I can post it if someone wants it.

Here are a couple detail shots...




All in all, it turned out great. I had to try putting the pockets in a couple times until I was satisfied with the finish. I love the hem and the overall simplicity of the pattern. Handwork Cora is just fine for this project. I machine washed it and blocked it into submission. It will certainly survive the "Diego Stage" however long it may last. I am hoping to somehow copy the badge he wears on the vest...maybe printing it on some iron-on paper and adhering it to some canvas material then sewing in place...hoping. Well, I must attempt these Grumperina's custom labels for my Christmas gifts...so I will get some iron-on products!

14 comments:

Colleen said...

It's a lovely knit. It looks very crisp and clean.

grumperina said...

Looks great! All the little details make the difference - the collar, the pockets. I hope your little one is willing to wear it. I think if you printed the badge on some iron-on transfer paper, transfered it to some cloth, and then sewed onto the vest, you'd be ALL set :).

Wool Winder said...

I like it! I've been having a little trouble with blogger too.

christine said...

The vest is adorable! I love the details, as well. Would like to see a picture of the recipient wearing it!

Stephanie said...

Perfect. You absolutely captured the vest from the pictures. I love the idea of the badge - it'll make it authentic!

Wannietta said...

I can't wait to see a picture of Lucca wearing his vest! I'm sure that he will be thrilled. He probably won't appreciate all of the loving knitterly touches, but thrilled nonetheless.

Angela said...

That looks awesome! Congrats on your great design. It's really cute!

nona said...

Awesome Diego vest -- the details really make it special.

Purly Whites said...

Adorable! He's going to look so cute. I just hope this phase lasts long enough to get a lot of wear out of the sweater.

Christine said...

I love it & have 2 little Diego lovers myself. I hope you will consider posting the pattern!!!

Laura said...

Really cute, I think you'll have one happy boy on Christmas! :)

goodkarma said...

Oh, Diego Vest turned out perfectly! I love the hem and the pockets. A very professional result. Your son will be thrilled!

Lolly said...

That turned out so well, Carolyn! I like the texture of the yarn - great looking design too ;)

Monica said...

Wow, what a great knit! I love all the details, the collar, the pocket. Very lovely!