Time seems to pass so much faster when I'm home. Which is a strange thing considering I do nothing but sleep, eat, shop and knit.
I managed to get my friend to take some pictures before I left. I beg you to ignore the background, since the only places in my hall with decent lighting are the loo and the kitchen, the former is closer to my room, nuff' said.
Again, picture quality isn't that good, since these are taken with my camera phone, so please bear with me.
Deep V Argyle Vest
Pattern Source: Eunny Jang
Yarn: RYC Cashsoft DK
Comments: You might recall I started this baby back in Feb 2006 for the Knitting Olympic. It's my first ever big colourwork so I was proud enough to finish the knitting in the 16 days deadline. However, when it comes to steeking, I gave up.
Since my yarn of choice wasn't pure wool, and it's not going to felt, I have to machine steek it. I did some messy job with my college's old sewing machine, but at least it doesn't show from the outside. Then it comes knitting
the ribbing bands, and somehow the armholes seemed way too big. So back she went to the drawer unfinished inside a ziplock bag. Since one of my new year resolution is to finish all my knitting, I made myself finished it up.
So now I have a vest with bunchy shoulders, but I think it looks great anyway. The V-neck is definitely a winner.
All I need now is a nice shirt that doesn't look like it's going to pop open at the bust area.
Pattern Source: Lang's Filato A Mano pattern book
Yarn: Lang Silk Dream
Comments: I fell in love with the pattern and the yarn at Ally Pally. The yarn was truly a dream to knit with, soft and "crispy". Everything was nice and easy, and I think the whole knitting was done in about 2 weeks or so. Still, it took me 2 months to get it done because I was waaaayyyy too lazy to seam it up. I'm quite happy with the cardigan although the size is too big. It has about 8 inches extra around the waist compared to my vest! So, another new year resolution of mine, always knit waist shaping!
I didn't bring much yarn back home with me, only enough for 2 plane rides. Instead, I'm planning to use up yarns I have at home. They're my "less-loved" yarns, but I have tons of them perfect for small projects. So for another 11 days
of holiday I have, I'll try to knit up as much of them as possible.
Hopefully I'll have more FOs to show next time!