Thursday, March 22, 2007

Snip, Snip

I finished knitting the color work portion of the Deep V Argyle Vest this morning. Not bad considering I only started the neck steak last Thursday. DH and our friend L have been teasing me all weak about the horrid color combination here.

I expected crocheting the steekes would take a lot of time, effort and tears, but I had them done before DH was up and ready to go today. The yarn is used is some of the left over yarn from Cromarty, truly making this a leftovers vest.

Then, It was time to take the plunge. I gathered up my good scissors (the ones kept hidden in my craft drawer) and made the first cuts, holding my breath and biting my lip the entire time.

A sigh of relief to know that I was able to cut the steaks without cutting the crochet. See how pretty the inside of the vest looks!

I finally tried her on to see if she would fit: DH said that he liked the neckline. The armholes seam a bit wonky, but I'm ok with that. My first steeks cut!

Afterwards DH kicked me out of the house to go knit at Simpatico yarns, and I picked up a little reward to swatch with.

Image and video hosting by TinyPicI'm thinking of using this yarn to knit the Weekend Pullover from the Fall 2006 IWK, but the colorway will depend on what Mary Jane has in stock durring the Fire Cracker sale.


JennyRaye said...

I'm confused.....where did the lime green yarn come from? It's purpose? How did you get it in there where the steeks were?

Anni said...

Never crocheted steeks before. Always used to get my Mum to do the seams for me. Too scared to try steeks now I would have to do it all on my own. Love the top.

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