May 31, 2005

Keeping on

Thanks for the encouragement about the vest! I’m still amazed it turned out as well as it did.

I too think it looks kind of cool with the white edging — but that’s not what Mark wants, and it might not work as well for the uses he intends to put the vest to. So the edging is going to be black. I’ve done the button band, and it seems fine — pulling out the cotton yarn was a bit difficult, but possible — and finding the holes to pick up stitches was easier than I thought it might be, even in the black fabric. Now I’m working on the armholes, and thinking about the pockets.

I don’t think I’ll be down at the Stitch and Bitch tomorrow night, unfortunately — we’re having a pub night for the department, and we socialise rarely enough as a group that I don’t want to miss it. Especially since I won’t be back in the fall!

But I’ll definitely bring the vest down there next week — whatever stage it’s at.

Posted by Aven at May 31, 2005 06:09 PM

I’m so happy that your sweater turned out the way you wanted it to :) You worked a long time on the math and perservered with the felting and now Aven..anything is possible because you know your stuff :) I can’t wait to see your future successes and I know they’ll turn out beautifully too :)

Posted by: jan at May 31, 2005 11:46 PM

Whew! I had a few posts to catch up on - and what news. Firstly, the vest looks amazing. I hope to cast on one in the fall ( or late summer) and I hope it turns out this good. Secondly - you’re moving! Happy and sad. Happy for you, of course but you will be missed. You are going to be closer to some great little yarn industries , though. can you say Fleece Artist?

Posted by: Elizabeth at June 1, 2005 07:32 PM

The uses he intends to put the vest to? Not just over a shirt? It has Higher Purposes?

Oh, this is causing me no end of amusement. Clearly I need to get to work and quit fooling around. You did a beautiful job, and black edging will probably look more pulled together in any event.

Posted by: Carrie K at June 2, 2005 02:19 PM

I just caught up on the blogs, and I wanted to say that the vest looks great — congratulations! I should ask for pointers for my next felting project!!

and congrats too on the post-doc appointment — I’ve heard very good things about Mount Allison, so I’m sure that will be a good experience!

Posted by: Jeannie at June 3, 2005 04:07 PM

Thanks for the comment on my blog!! :)

Your vest is gorgeous!!

Posted by: Samantha at June 4, 2005 01:18 PM