Thursday, 16 June 2011


We have a vest.  Yes a fully un-functioning unsteeked vest.  

Its beautiful, and my worries about some strands being knit too tight and about gauge and even about sizing were just time wasted. (At least I knit on other things.  It wasn't a total waste.)

 Those tidy rows of Xs and Os tickle my fancy.  I'm even thrilled by the steeking stitches and the tidy rows and columns of alternating colours.  

It will dry tonight, but then I will let it sit for a bit.  Come the weekend, I will sit and have a good long look at the vest again.  I will make sure all the stitches are balanced and that no errors snuck in like a thief in the night, to muck up the pretty patterns.  

Tomorrow I am going to go back to that darned misbehaving sweater.  I have knitting company coming and the long plain stockinette suits the visit just right.



Sandra said...

I love how colourwork tidies up with blocking. ANd I love the idea of the zipper - can't wait to see it come to fruition.

suesea7 said...

What a masterpiece! I don't think I will ever be brave enough to steek anything.


Anonymous said...

Wow! GD

Brendaknits said...

It is wonderful. Sandra is right when she says that blocking corrects stranding issues.