Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Vest-uary Victory!

If you recall, when February began I had some rather ambitious plans, including knitting a vest as part of the Vest-uary KAL on Ravelry. Even though some of my plans have gone by the wayside (cough, GAAA squares, cough) I am happy to report that I finished my Washington Square Vest Monday night. Even though it is still slightly damp from blocking, I took advantage of the good light and got Colin to take a picture.

While I am fairly satisfied with the results I wish I had made the vest just a little bit bigger since I would prefer more coverage in the front. I’m going to have to experiment with some other tops and see if it looks better with them. As I was finishing this project I realized how long it’s been since I’ve completed a sweater-type garment and it felt very satisfying. So much of last year was spent knitting socks, scarves, shawls, and, of course, the afghan, so it was a nice change.

As you can see from the photo, after a stretch of some remarkably springlike weather, we have snow today. Winter’s last gasp? We can only hope.


lori said...

i think it looks great. :) fast knit. love the hair, too.

Knitsnpurls said...

Thanks. It was a "good hair day" which is why I allowed my head to be in the photo. LOL