One sure way to bring on colder, winter weather... mention in a blog that it's too warm to wear wool! So, here it goes... lately, I've been slowly knitting away on two UFO's in wool. And I've been wondering when I would wear them... Every day we go from nighttime freezing temps to daytime 20º+ C.
Here's my proud moment of finishing Boardwalk Vest in a colorway that I created last summer.
I've admired Pattie's Boardwalk, and then I admired the same pattern a year ago when my path crossed another woman in the Shetland Islands. Now here's mine!
As with all hand-dyed yarns, there are subtle differences, if not blatant, in-your-face differences... two skeins used for the body, then the third one, which was the fraternal sister of the other two, was used just as I came to the interesting mitered front detail. It worked out... I can see that the colors got a bit more bold from whatever, but I accept that.
I love it, but I couldn't model it for long---too warm!
Pattern: Boardwalk by Heidi Kirrmaier from Wool People Vol. 3
Yarn: Bare Paragon by Knit Picks, Sport,
50% Merino, 25% Bombyx, 25% Alpaca
246 yards / 100 grams
Then there's this: Maple No. 2, for me.
It may get finished today, if I would just put my feet up and sew in the sleeves...
Pattern: Maple by Marie Wallin from Rowan 50
Yarn: Felted Tweed DK by RowanDK
50% Merino, 25% Rayon, 25% Alpaca
191 yards / 50 grams