Sunday, September 23, 2007

Vest is Finished

Too bad it's not cold enough to wear it yet. Back in New England it would be, but DC is a different story.

I think it turned out well, especially considering that I made up the pattern as I went along. Now I just wish I had written it down! The cable snaking around the neckline is what makes my pattern unique. I was worried that it would affect the shaping of the top of the vest, but I think it looks good. I like how it sits on the shoulder.

Armhole finishing was another snag that I hit. The holes are tighter than intended, and every time I tried to do a ribbed finishing all the way around the armhole it didn't look right. So, I left the bottom of the armhole alone and just did edging around the top and sides. You can't tell that I did it that way, and the result is that it sits very naturally on the shoulder.

Here's a close-up of the top:

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Tetris Returns!

I finally ordered new yarn to finish Tetris with. Now three squares are done, two of which have been made into a pillow.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Making Progress

The vest is coming along. I'm at the neckline, which I've decided is the hardest part when you are making up a pattern as you go along.

I took a break from the vest to knit a pair of little socks for Afghans for Afghans. I wanted to try out the set of teeny tiny sock needles that a bought- sets of five in size 1, 0, 00, and 000! I didn't even know they made triple-0. These are knit on double-0.

I finally decided to finish the tetris project. I'm going to go all the way, as planned, even though it means buying new yarn. I had to guess on some of the colors when I ordered the yarn, so hopefully it turns out OK. Tetris will be finished yet!

Ben and I celebrated our four year anniversary this weekend. We went hiking (12 miles total!) on the C&O Canal Towpath starting in Georgetown.

I love how you can see the waterfall through the spider web in this picture.