Saturday, April 28, 2012

A day at the studio

It's been a few weeks, but I finally got back in the studio and did some dyeing today.

What you see there is  20 skein of Slinky Cat and Alley Cat BFL. Quite a productive day if I do say so myself.

Afterwards, Mom helped me finally get a few decent shots of my Bugga vest. Naturally, Ladydog had to help...

The pattern is the Vintage Vest. It has a really simple construction, and the lace pattern is very easy. A good pattern for  a lace beginner. The only mods I made to this pattern were:

1) The yarn - the pattern calls for lace weight, I used fingering and went down a size to accommodate the thicker yarn.

2) The pattern has you doing the front bands and neck bands separately. But with a few cleverly placed increases and decreases, I was able to do the bands all at one. I think it makes for a little more polished finish.

A little about the yarn. As mentioned before, it's Skinny Bugga - a nice MCN blend. The colour is Oaktimberworm and as you can see, it's a lovely brown with touches of green, blue and rust. This is going to go so well with so many things in my wardrobe! I still have one skein left and I'm debating... socks for me... or socks for Dave....?

6 comments:

Minding My Own Stitches said...

Oooh socks for you, NO question! Something lacey to go with that fabulous vest!

Glad to hear you took advantage of the button link - the buttons are awesome, and Jessie really is about the nicest, friendliest person I've ever met!

Araignee said...

I can't imagine how you manage to make so many colors at a time. I did two skeins today and was worn out from nervous exhaustion. Dyeing is hard work.
Love the vest-it's perfect with the dress!

Delusional Knitter said...

Lovely vest ... and a VERY appropriate wardrobe for dyeing :o)

Dee said...

Very pretty vest! (and adorable Ladydog!)

Socks for YOU!!!!

Monika said...

What a lovely outfit! How clever of you to incorporate the band!

gayle said...

Gorgeous colors!!
Including the colors in your vest. That looks like the perfect accessory.
And I think you should make socks for *you*, of course. 8)