Sunday, July 16, 2006

self discipline part 2: Reward



Pattern: Side Tie Vest from Spring/Summer 2006 Vogue Knitting
Yarn: Recycled from one of my Mom's sweaters (she gave it to me so that I could recycle it). I'm not sure what the fibre content is, but I sort of remember seeing was cotton, ramie (?) and some acrylic on the tag.
Modifications:
-I added about 4 inches in length in the body as the pattern called for 11 inches from hem to underarm. (That would put the hem at about my belly button i.e. 3 inches above the waist band on my pants)
-I omitted most of the decreases for the upper portion (the pattern tapers quite a bit to skinny straps) so that the straps were more like a regular tank top.
-The pattern calls for casting on 11teen million stitches and knitting a few rows for the ties, which seemed a bit annoying to me, so I did icord for the ties instead.

While I was seaming this up, I started to think that maybe this was a bit of a miss. I wasn't sure I would like it after all. But, now that it's done, I do like it after all. So: Success.

So, now that I have practiced self discipline in finishing the project I was on, I can get started* on the blue project:

This pic is about the most accurate representation of the color so far. It seems a bit hard to photograph.

*Okay, fine. I cast on last night when I bound off the last piece for the vest but I didn't knit on it until I was done seaming the vest. I may have knit a few rows between seaming and doing the collar on the vest. Fine. I knit a bunch of rows before I did the collar and then a couple more before the icord.

11 comments:

  1. I'm just catching up on my blog reading, hence the lack of comments on my part. I love that wrap vest!! I just bought that vogue and loved it. Your version is great. I also love your cardigan. Yours is soooo much better than the original. You look great in it too. Impressive.

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  2. You look very nice in your new vest! Good job!
    Blogless Mary Lou

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  3. Awesome job as usual. I am so impressed at how you customized the pattern to suit your taste.
    Can't wait to see the blue project evolve!

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  4. Your vest looks so cute, much better than the Vogue version :)

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  5. Very nice, as always. Did you add length to the lace part or the stockinette?

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  6. Wow, nice job! Love the color of the yarn, and the pattern itself. Cute, but not overpowering lace, just a special touch to it. Fits you perfectly, too! Geez, I can get so excited about some of the knitted stuff I see sometimes;-) Weeeee-heeeee!

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  7. Such a lovely wrap vest - so nice! And I love that lacy cardigan you did as well, as someone esle said - so much nicer than the original. I may condsider it myself now after seeing yours!

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  8. I really, really love the wrap vest you've been doing, it looks fantastic - great job! I'm looking forward to seeing many more pics of your blue project - happy knitting!

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  9. Lovely! You are a champion in my books! Beautiful projects from recycled yarn... priceless! :)

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  10. whoa! I like your side tie vest a lot more than the original! I wasn't even considering making it until now. The blue project is great too. You are one productive knitter!

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