Thursday, 23 August 2007

One Finished Object!

Sorry about the silence of late - lots going on that isn't knitting related. We've been helping our eldest daughter to move into a shared house with 2 friends in Cambridge. This happened 3 weeks ago now, and she's settled in well and seems really happy. We now have a spare bedroom - weird! Much as I love her dearly, I have to say that she was never the tidiest of people and for the past *#!^ years I've pretty much turned my back on her room as it really was a waste of time entering it with cleaning materials. Now we know what lay behind that closed door, and it's not a pretty sight! However, it soon will be, because I can vacuum and tidy up, and know that it will stay that way for more than 5 minutes. So we're winning, and eventually we'll redecorate and remove the lime green curtains and paint over the dark green walls with something a little more calming. Actually, it'd make a very nice knitting room!
Pictured is the sleeveless vest - I finished it with the tiniest amout of yarn leftover. It was a very close thing and I had to forget a deep ribbed neckline and settle for a couple of rows of garter stitch to neaten all the raw edges. So, the specs are this:
Schaefer Anne bought from Hipknits moving sale for a bargain; it's sock yarn, but I wanted to do something different with this cos I love the colours and didn't want to hide the yarn under a pair of trousers. It's 60% merino, 25% mohair and 15% nylon, knit on 2.75mm, gauge 28sts/10cm. The stitch pattern is called large openwork and involves yo to create an extra stitch which you lose later by passing it over the original stitches.

1 comment:

Rosie said...

Fabulous vest: I love the all of it: yarn, colours, stitch pattern and style!

A Knitting Room sounds a wodnerful ides, bit (being me) I'd keep it all green.