Thursday, November 02, 2006

A Vest and a change of plans!

I have been knitting. I made this vest first in Berroco Ultra Alpaca in black and wore it so much that the Red Sweater KAL gave me the idea to pull out some Sandnes Smart in red and here is my second 'little' vest. Not a sweater, I realize, but I like it and know I will wear it lots.

Now here is where the change of plans comes into the picture. This little Shape It Scarf from Sally Melville Knit 1 book is being knit with the beautiful rich viscose that Jo sent to me. I tried the pattern I was going to knit and it just was not working. It is just a bit too drapey and even when I combined it with a strand of fingering weight yarn it just was not working. I do not want to put any amount of hours into something that I can tell from the outset is just full of problems.

What to do? When all else fails, set off to your LYS and see what possibilities you can find to make a wonderful Red Sweater!


Laura said...

A knit vest is a sweater. It's a sleeveless sweater. And yours is gorgeous!

Looking forward to seeing what you come up with for the other yarn. :-)

Lolly said...

I love the vest! I have to make a vest for myself... I was thinking about that the other day. Thanks for the reminder :)

Erica said...

Your vest looks lovely!