I finally finished this wool sweater vest that I had been knitting forever. I had to rip out the same rows numerous times because of a maroon mistake I kept making. (It’s pronounced moron, you maroon!)
I did make this vest for myself – I felt it was high time, even though I finished during a heat wave and won’t be able to enjoy this piece for months.
The pattern is “Sequoia” by Alegria DaSilva and can be downloaded free of charge on Ravelry.
Heidi gave me the wool for my birthday – Cascade Ecological Wool – and I absolutely love it! It is soft, pliable, and easy to work, and so very pretty. (Thank you, Heidi Sue!)
My dilemma now is what project to work next? I have rusty chairs to paint, trees to plant, a manuscript to edit, more knitting. Maybe I’ll be lazy and just listen to the birds and watch the sun today.
Have a great weekend, y’all! ♥Stacy
Hey, I am really interested in owning a vest like this… do you know where I could buy it? Do you make items to sell or know of someone who does?
My suggestion to you, Megan, if you would like to purchase a handmade item is to check Etsy. I don’t knit to sell items (I’m very slow at it), but there are many who do so, and can be easily found on Etsy. ❤
I love the design of the vest Stacy. I always feel such a sense of achievement when a project is completed, yet it does leave you with a lost feeling also…. “what to do next?” But as you say, it is hot, it is summer, the perfect time to take a break and listen to the song of birds, as you contemplate your next project.
Yes….or just contemplate. ❤
That is a gorgeous vest! I love knitting 😀
Kindred spirits, we are then, Catholic20Something. ❤
A gorgeous vest, Stacy! thanks for the link . . . I’ve saved it for when I have time again to work on that stash. I really like vests and have never made one for myself. Love this one! ~ Linne
I figured if anyone could/would make one, it would be you, Linne. I hope you’ll post something about yours whenever you’ve finished it. ❤
It doesn’t matter; you are not competing with time nor with ANYBODY. But CHAPEAU for such a lovely sweater vest. That will feel so good in a couple of months. Follow your heart and whenever you put too much pressure on something it is no longer enjoyable.
Hugs and happy Sunday.
Wisely written, Mariette. I will heed your words and just take my sweet time. ❤
That’s so beautiful, and you will love it so much come the colder weather. I rarely make things in time for the correct season! Luckily here in Scotland we wear sweaters of one kind or another almost all year round so I never have to wait too long!
I think it will be a while before I wear this one, Christine – probably not before November. But I can wait. ❤
El Guapo said:
The bayou isn’t a place I associate with sweaters.
(I’m getting sweaty just looking at it.)
You are correct in your consideration of bayou necessaries. Sweaters don’t usually factor in to the equation, unless you’re cold-blooded. Based on the color of my toes (blue), I believe I am cold-blooded and in need of wool sweaters. ❤