Wednesday, June 27, 2012

WIP: Amande Vest

I just started the cable on the back of the Amande Vest.  It's knitting up quite quickly, thanks to bulky yarn.  I'm using KnitPicks Wool of the Andes Bulky in Coal (black).  I'm making it in the smallest size.  New skill: applied i-cord edging & i-cord.  I can see why people like that edging, it looks polished.  I did the 2nd increases in the side seams wrong because I was chatting with my friend and therefore couldn't be bothered to look up how to M1L and M1R.  I can never remember those!  Haha  There are therefore small holes at the increase sites because I just did whatever.  I decided that's not a big deal since those increases are under my arms.  And I really, really hate frogging.  For the needles, I went down one size to 9s to get gauge.  I think I'm really going to like this vest when it's done!

Next week on our road trip, the vest will be staying home.  :(  haha  It's too bulky for lugging around in the car, which will be packed to the gills with all the crap one needs for three small children.  I'm planning on starting the Ishbel shawlette for my friend EK.  I have two balls of St Denis Boreale in Fjord - the most beautiful blue, which will look great on EK.  I figure that will be small enough to tuck into a small bag and tote around with me.

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