Monday, November 16, 2009

Halfway done (almost)

On Sunday, I finished the front of my Aran Accent Vest (my first ever non-sock garment!). I've been working on it (on and off) since August 15th, but I had to take a long break with the moving and new job (my brain was so fried I couldn't knit without messing up). I did have a bit of trouble with the decreases and one design element that I didn't go back and fix, but I'm really excited about how it's turning out. I think (hope!) that it's going to fit right. When I hold it up to myself, it looks like it will.

I'm really liking the yarn. The only drawback is that it makes the cables harder to see (but on the flip side, it makes any mistakes harder to see!). Depending on the fit and how the back goes, I may make the vest again in a solid colored yarn.

I also started some cabled socks, which I really like, and they make up for the Jaywalker socks that aren't (size issues, even when I fixed the whole laddering issue). I may try the Jaywalkers again making the next size up, but I think I'm going to need a big, long break from them first.


Kate said...

Very, very cool. Right now I'm working on some felted boots for Chloe but after that I'm thinking about taking on a cardigan for myself. Had been quilting but think the change in weather and the discovery of Ravelry have conspired to put me into a knitting frenzy.

Abbie said...

Thanks Kate! I didn't know you were a knitter (and quilter!) too--how cool! We should hook up on ravelry (my user name is aubrigail). I'm thinking with the cold, cold, cold here, I should be knitting like crazy this winter. I'd love to see those boots, and any quilts that you've done!