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....?


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)