Thursday, January 18, 2007

Long awaited FOs!

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.

Remember this?

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.


Sporty Cardigan
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!

18 comments:

joy said...

Beautiful fos! The cardi would be perfect for those times that call for feasting!

Kim said...

Both are gorgeous!

bradyphrenia said...

both of your FOs look really nice but i LOVE your vest. it looks fabulous on you!

opportunityknits said...

The vest is beautiful and has a very modern look because of how it fits. The cardi looks very comfy too, lovely colour and cables. Hope you're having a good time back at home.

Mimi said...

Good work on finishing these two FOs. The argyle vest has a very nice fit on you. I am sure you'll be wearing it often.
The cable cardi is perfect for this season, it doesn't look to be big at all.

Vanessa said...

Very nice!! I llove both Fos. You go girl!

R a i n said...

OOoooo purty!

Peggy said...

The V-neck is gorgeous! Glad to see you are sewing up your projects to become FOs! I must learn from you and sew up 2 (going on 3) of my projects.

Rina said...

Gorgeous FOs! Absolutely stunning.

knottyknitpicks said...

hi yuvee! it's been so long since i last i visited you. the vest turned out so pretty!!

knottyknitpicks said...

hi yuvee! it's been so long since i last i visited you. the vest turned out so pretty!!

knottyknitpicks said...

hi yuvee! it's been so long since i last i visited you. the vest turned out so pretty!!

knottyknitpicks said...

hi yuvee! it's been so long since i last i visited you. the vest turned out so pretty!!

Lily said...

I think both FOs looks good on you. I specially like the fit on your vest, very flattering.

frecklegirl jess said...

Two beautiful FOs! I think that white top underneath is perfect... little bit of sexy never hurt anyone. ;)

nona said...

Congratulations on your two FOs! I'm so glad you stuck with your Argyle Vest -- it is absolutely beautiful. I love the sculptured cables on your cardigan. It looks cool and cozy. Knitting is so much more fun than finishing, sometimes it takes a little extra incentives to put our knit pieces together -- but aren't you glad you did!

P6rgukiz said...

Very nice cardigan, I love it :D

Stephanie, housewife extraordinaire said...

Did you know Eunny has a project gallery for this pattern? It's here http://www.eunnyjang.com/knit/2006/12/deep_v_argyle_vest_project_gal.html