Thursday, February 5, 2009

off the needles

Knitting took a back seat this past week when I started painting our master bedroom. That's not to say I didn't already have something on the needles that was very nearly finished. This was a quick knit that I decided to try with some yarn I had in stash.

I wear a lot of long sleeve t-shirts at this time of year, but lately I was still feeling the cold. I hate wearing layers, my arms just feel so hindered when I do, so I decided a vest would work better for me.

Here's the 'Scoop' on the Scoop!
Pattern: Ski Lodge Scoop, from 12 Months of Knitting
Yarn:Cascade Yarns Eco+, from stash
Needles: US10 (US9 for armhole and neck edge)
Started: January 28th, 2009
Finished: February 4th, 2009
Mods: Knit in the round up to armholes




I actually checked my gauge for this and had to go up a needle size in order to get it. I knit the small size 30" and it's a perfect fit. I'm always worried that patterns like this will turn out too tight under my arm and I was even more concerned because I would be wearing something under this. But it's very comfortable to wear, armholes are the perfect size, and I love how the ribbing hugs my body. It's like having a little extra blanket wrapped around me to keep me warm, but at the same time my arms don't have that annoying 'covered' feeling like when I wear two 'long-sleeved' tops (which I don't do very often).

I wish I could get some decent shots outside, it would be much more interesting than up against the plain wall in the bedroom - note to self "when you can't get a decent (read flattering) shot of yourself, simply 'chop your head off'!

14 comments:

Kelly said...

looks great the perfect layering item! I however am the complete opposite of you, the more layers the better, cover me up!!!

Esther said...

It looks lovely and cosy and I really like the colour. I would say it suits you (the colour) but I can't tell without seeing your head LOL! I think it does though :o)I LOVE it!!!!

Kara said...

It's all about layers! It is a perfect vest for those cold days.

Charity said...

This looks wonderful on you! Nicely done! :o)

sweetp said...

Lovely!!! Great colour too

tiennie said...

That looks fantastic on you!!!

Lisa said...

Your vest looks great on you - I love the color as well.

a friend to knit with said...

i love the high waist band on this.
it really looks PERFECT on you, denise!

Journeying Five said...

love the vest, the band really makes it!!

amanda said...

That's a coincidence! I've been thinking about starting the back to school vest from Fitted Knits and this is nearly identical! It looks great on you!

Ren said...

what a great vest! i have a vest in my queue... i should make one! : )

Annie said...

It looks perfect on your flattering figure!!

Sam said...

Great vest! It's really flattering.

stitching under oaks said...

the vest looks wonderful on you. the color is such a great choice! i'm sure you'll get lots of wear out of this hand knit! great job.