Today is my dear friend Margene’s birthday. Go show her some birthday love please!
As I told you last week, I finished the Cable Moss Vest for Dale. You want to see some pictures?
I’m so proud of this vest. As you may recall, this was originally to have been my Olympic Knitting Project. But after swatching, I realized there was no way I could complete a project of this magnitude during the time frame of the Olympics. So I set it on the back burner for, oh, about a year. Once I got going on this, though, I found that it went pretty quickly.
The fit is perfect. It’s just the right length with just the right amount of ease. Dale has worn it several times already and he says it’s warm and cozy and just what he wanted in a vest. There’s nothing like that kind of praise to warm the heart of a wife and knitter.
Before I started I was quite intimidated by the cables. Truthfully, it was more the cable charts that had me worried. Unlike lace chart and symbols, the cable charts and symbols don’t come easily for me and I had to refer to the charts throughout the entire project. I did color code them, as I showed you in my first post about this project, and that really helped. After the complexity of these cables I feel a lot more confident in my cabling skills.
The technical details:
Pattern: Lisa Lloyd Cable Moss Vest
Yarn: Classic Elite Skye Tweed, 9 balls
Needles: Addi Turbos size 5 and 7
Time: January 4 – February 26, 2007
Now that’s a satisfied man. If only he’d stack that wood.