Monday, April 21, 2008
It's finally finished (and has been for a week.)
I have no idea why I didn't post these photos earlier, except for the fact that I swear that I already did. Isn't that the precursor to Alzheimer's?
I'm really proud of this vest. I was never a big fair isle knitter. Sure I loved to oggle them when another knitter did one, but I really had no interest in doing one myself. Then I did the skull hats and it went downhill from there.
I love fair isle now.
This was a challenging project, both from a technical and a physical aspect. My wrist started to crap out on me in the beginning of this project and really crapped out on me after the front was finished. A project that I thought would take 3 weeks took 4 months. This project was for Schaefer Yarns and they were incredibly supportive and patient.
The yarn is Schaefer Heather, made with 55% superwash merino wool, 30% cultivated silk, 15% nylon. Highly recommend the yarn to anyone. It was a pleasure to work with, although I will admit to the yarn having some extra energy (meaning it had a tendency to spin up on itself.) That would be easily rectified by dropping your needle once in awhile and letting the needle spin a couple of rotations (anyone who has done needlepoint knows exactly what I'm talking about.)
So now that this large project is done and given the fact that my wrist still hurts intermittently, I'm knitting in slow doses.