Friday, January 18, 2013

FO Friday: Feeling Blue?

Ok, so I'll admit, I could not think of a good title for this blog post at all. But that's besides the point.

Since it's Friday, I want to share with you the vest that I finally finished. It's actually been 'done' since about January 2nd, but I didn't get the button and block it until yesterday, since I wanted to get the button from Wildflower. And so, without further ado, I present to you my Blue Eco Vest.

Knitted using Cascade Eco + yarn, the Eco vest was a fairly quick knit for me, something I will blame solely on 3 weeks of winter vacation with nothing to do but work and knit (and watch How I Met Your Mother on Netflix....). Trust me, if this was during the school year, it'd take a whole semester.

I didn't really find any problems with this pattern, something I'm really glad about, but I wish there was a better way to fasten the front. I LOVE the button I picked, it's pewter with a little flower, but I think it would work better with a button hole and not a crochet loop. I also should have moved it down a bit....

The cables did get a bit tedious after awhile, but that is part of the drive that kept me going, wanting to just get them done.  Overall, it was a quick, easy knit that I highly recommend to anyone wanting to branch into garments with minimal shaping and work involved.

In other news, I have started some cabled wrist warmers. They started as gloves, and then I decided I hated doing fingers, so changed my mind and decided to do wrist warmers to wear over a pair of store bought gloves (the one knit garment I don't mind buying...). I'm knitting them in Encore Worsted, the same yarn I made my headband out of. I was seriously going to just go basic, but I am a cable fanatic so one thing led to another and now they have cables. I may submit these somewhere, so I am just going to give you a peek at them for now.

In the world of non-knitted things, I baked my first homemade bread on Wednesday, using a recipe from the amazing cookbook Ivy gave me. I think one of the two loaves is underbaked, but I may be able to fix it later. For now, I am enjoying every bite of this honey wheat bread, and I may seriously switch from store bought to homebaked for awhile.

I hope everyone is ready for the weekend like I am. It's been a busy week and I'm ready for a break, even though the coming weeks involve school....


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  1. I love this wee cardi on you, Its not one I had ever noticed before, but yours looks great! as does your bread, yum!

  2. It looks amazing!!!! I think that all that work definitely payed off, wow! I'm not surprised that you couldn't resist cables though haha

  3. Well done! That vest turned out beautiful!

  4. What a great vest! I love when cables get motivational... also, I thought you said you disliked How I Met Your Mother? Have you been converted? :)

    1. Yes, I have been converted! I started watching it around Sept on Netflix and have literally gotten through season 2-7 over winter break alone. :)

  5. Beautiful vest. Love the bread, and even more the cat in bread! Was that the 2nd loaf?

  6. I love that vest. You did a great job and it looks wonderful on you.

    I haven't made bread this winter -- but you've inspired me. I think I'll try to get some done this week!

  7. Your new FO looks wonderful and I bet you're going to reach for it over and over again!

  8. That's a beautiful vest and it looks great on you! Also, Cascade Eco and home-made bread are 2 of my favorites in the whole wide world.

  9. Love that vest! It looks great on you. I've been doing some baking, too, and enjoying it so much. No bread yet, just cookies for now.


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