Tuesday, June 5, 2012

I'm in love....

If it's wrong to love a vest of merino/silk more than my fiance... I don't want to be right. Okay - maybe not more - but it's close.

Yes, I'm talking about my Slinky Vest. It came off the blocking board last night, and I sewed the front bands and collar and attached the clasps. I tried it on and it fit perfectly (I love it when that happens!)

I wasn't planning on wearing it right away. As mentioned, I was hoping to get a new sundress (well actually make one - but that's another story). But, last night I was putting away laundry before bed, and I discovered a forgotten jersey dress in the dark recesses of the closet (I wouldn't be surprised to find Narnia in there, to be honest). It's soft clay-beige, and is the perfect compliment to the mottled purple, pink and green tones of the yarn.

So I wore it to work today!

The picture does not do it justice, but I couldn't wait to show you. Better pics will come this weekend when my personal photographer (AKA Mom) helps me show this beauty's true colours!

Many of you know how I feel about the perfect buttons/closure for every project  - check out these...
These are actually pewter necklace clasps, but they work perfect for this (and no placing button holes!)

I am looking for test knitters for this, so if you're interested, let me know. I have four sizes I'd like tested.

And speaking of test knits....
Mom finished the test knit of Morning Glory (and she made them my size too - how sweet!). The pattern will be ready as soon as I get that guy of mine to fix my PC. Currently I'm stuck on the Mac that has no programs...

5 comments:

Delusional Knitter said...

HHmmm that's a tough one ... it sure is beautiful!!

pendie said...

I love that vest!!

Knatolee said...

Gorgeous!!

Minding My Own Stitches said...

The vest looks fantastic! And how clever are you to finish it on a day with vest-wearing weather!?!

The Morning Glory pattern looks very cute! Can't wait to see the pattern. Let me know if you need or want help getting the pattern put together. A Mac without programs? That's unspeakably sad.

gayle said...

Love the clasps! You really did find something perfect!