Two FOs to show off.
This is my beautiful mother modeling her new vest.Pattern: Aon by Berroco Design Team Size: 48″
Yarn: Rowan Soft Tweed in Twig Needle size: US6 and US8
Vast expanses of stockinette with a little ribbing make this the perfect no-brainer knit for watching television. The pattern calls for a single button at the bottom of the V, but Mom didn’t want a button.
By the way, that ball of fluff at the bottom left is Tinkerbell.
Here’s another pic for a closer view:
A few days after the vest was finished and given to her, she called to say she wanted pockets. So on Thanksgiving I made pockets and sewed them on. Eventually I’ll get pics with the pockets.
This next project has a story. Once upon a time, I was paging through a knitting magazine and saw a pair of mittens that screamed, and I mean screamed, at me: “Make me! I belong to [NAME REMOVED TO PROTECT THE SURPRISE IN CASE SHE READS THIS BLOG ENTRY]!” I ignored them for a while, but for the next several months I kept going back to that issue and looking at the mittens and thinking to myself, “Yes, you DO belong to [NAME]. I really must make you.” A year later I finally bought the yarn. And this afternoon, I finally finished the mittens.
Thus introduced, I present to you the Pagliacci Mittens:
Pattern: Pagliacci Mittens by Kristen Nicholas Source: Vogue Fall 2008 Yarn: Cascade 220 Needle: US8
The only reason these mittens took over a year to make is sheer laziness and procrastination. The knitting itself took no time at all. The embroidery intimidated me…I hadn’t done any embroidery work since I was a kid. But, once I finally knuckled down to do it, my hands remembered the techniques and stitches. The embroidery was done over two evenings of TV watching. I made a crochet chain strand for the pompoms rather than a knit strand.