Marathon 26.2


Saturday, July 25, 2009

#100 Little Lace Vest and MORE Yarn!!!

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:

The yarn:

The book:

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:

AND...more casual


2BSewing: said...

Great yarn buys! I'm with you...can't pass up a yarn sale.

Your vest is cute! Great color choice you made. :)

Trina said...

Very pretty vest! And yay for new yarn! Do you have any projects in mind yet, or are you going to wait and see what comes up?

Jasmine's Mommy said...

Trina: I started the lace hem top just prior to the vest. I'm making lots of modifications so it may take a while. I have not decided on another project to use with the yarn. Any suggestions?

crochetgurl said...

Wow, you're such a fast knitter! I love your vest. :-)

I spy some Jo Sharp. What kind did you get?