Thursday, January 12, 2006

the first for 2006!!


This is a project for me!! I went to a yarn shop in December (they were having a sale and I needed/wanted a project for me--as incentive to finish my Christmas knitting).
So, I bought this kit which was half off!! I have never made a vest before. I really like the light blue colour..it's kinda a mix of white with blue.

The chunky yarn knit up really quick on 8mm needles.


And by Monday night I had the front finished.....

Woohoo!! I was excited now.
Tuesday night...more knitting--almost finished the back..then realized I had not done all the increases like I was supposed to for the front...hmm...well let's just get it done and see how it matches up.
And, then I hit a big snag. Was binding off the last of the back and RAN OUT OF YARN!
I checked the bag, nope no more...checked the pattern which says it only needs 250g...
Sigh--so I frogged 6 rows and made my stitches a little tighter...and decided to end it on the knit row, rather than the purl.
So then I went back and did the same for the front..
So now I have a little bit of yarn left over..I'm scared to measure, but I dont' think I have enough to sew it together.....oh well...

At least I got B. interested in Knitting (She usually calls it "yarning").
She helped me roll the ball and then wanted to do some of her own..So I gave her some yarn and a needle and this is what we got....

The next picture is of her pushing the needle through the ball. She watched me put my needle through the vest before I frogged it, so maybe she thinks that's what knitting is.

Oh, and I also dove into my Koigu today. My first koigu!! I got it from my sock sister from Sockapaltwooza....I am now becoming just like every other knit-blogger that I read--I cast on "just to see" what it will look like...

Need to fix the vest first......



2 comments:

kate said...

Hi Ann-Marie! Thanks for your comments regarding foods for my daughter. I have heard/read what you mentioned and am giving her little bits of dairy foods (american cheese, tastes of cottage cheese), but I want to check with our doctor at her 9 month checkup next week.

The vest is beautiful! I'm sure you can seam it up with a similar yarn if you run out of the blue.

You'll love the koigu. My daughter has a baby blanket made of koigu held doubled...we call it the hundred-dollar blanket (it was a gift). We only use that one at home, in the crib! Too valuable to drag it around...

Stricken madchen said...

Oh I hope you can get your vest together! I bet it will be yummy kniting with the Koigu.