Friday, June 22, 2007

More vacation Knitting finished.

Off the needles: the Cropped Bolero Vest by Veronik Avery. I made a few modifications. Starting with the wearing: I plan NOT to wear it with 80s eyeliner and Porn Queen pigtails. I was thinking more along the lines of jeans and a jersey shirt. Being not very tall and short waisted as well, I made it longer as a more functional vest. Also I added the Super Hero Boob Mask to the fronts to allow it to drape over the curves without hiking up unattractively.

The Yarn met Knit from Your Stash 2007 guidelines in that I had three balls of "Shannon" by Tahki in my stash. I actually got the fronts and back done from the three balls -92 yds each - and realised that I wouldn't have enough for the neck and side ribbings. I knit the ribbings from the Main yarn and alternated with a close but not quite yarn. Yeah. Then I went for the last time into Alfred Knitting Studio (sadly website-less) in Alfred Station NY (lovely store, gracious people, fun ideas) and found the yarn; sitting....waiting. So I invoked rule 2C and brought home a last ball. Ripped out the ribbing et voici!