My friend called yesterday and said that the LYS was having another great sale. Hubby said he'd watch our daughter while I went yarn shopping. I walked away with lots of new yarn and pattern book. It's an older pattern book called Designer's Choice book 8 by Elsebeth Lavold. I love her designs! Here's what I bought:
I finished my #100 Little Vest by Sweaterbabe. When I saw this little vest, I knew I wanted to make one. Hubby helped me pick out the color from my stash. He thought the vest would look best in a feminine color. I was considering making this vest in a purple or green but I decided on pink. This was knitted up on a size 9 needle using ONLY 2 skeins of Cascade 200 in flamingo.
I had spent all my free time and then some in the last 5? days knitting up this vest. After the first few rows, I was worried that the pattern may be too complicated. But, once the pattern was established it was easy to understand. I only had a couple of minor questions on the pattern but it worked it self out. It was overall a really good and thorough pattern. I enjoyed knitting it. I made very few modifications to the pattern. I knitted a little over 9 inches before starting the arm holes. (I probably could of added a few more inches still). To account for the extra length, I will be adding a 5th button.
Though this is a really cute pattern, I don't think it's a flattering fit on me. I think the photo makes it look "better" than what it really is. I'm taking into account that a different top would make a difference. This vest would look best on a bustier person with a long torso. Nonetheless, I'm thrilled to have completed this project so quickly.
Here's a few photos: