Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Trip knitting completed

Today I'm wearing my Blue Sky Worsted Pleated Vest.
Way back in November, my family and I flew to Seattle, Washington to visit family. I picked this pattern for the long plane ride. It's a no-brainer, and I really liked the way it flared at the bottom. The pattern called for a double strand of a sport weight alpaca, but I decided to use Blue Sky Worsted, a yarn I had been dying to knit with.

I was a little nervous with the pattern, because it calls for a provisional cast on... yuck. I did that part before the trip, just to make sure I wouldn't have any problems. I was thrilled that the cast on was easier than I thought and the end result looked great!

When we arrived at the Burlington airport, we had a 2 hour delay. I started knitting, and was halfway up the back before we even boarded the plane (love those larger needles.) I started worrying that it was TOO quick of a project - that I wouldn't have any knitting to do on the way back!

The trip was fun, and I managed to space out the knitting so that it did last me the whole trip. I finished with all of the pieces, and just had to do the seaming and the band. But I set it aside in the pre-Christmas rush, because I needed to focus on finishing a hooked rug for my sister-in-law (I'm still working on that one!)

A couple of weeks ago, I decided to finish the vest so I could actually wear it this winter. And I love it! The Blue Sky Worsted is amazing. I like knitting on larger needles so it went really fast. I am now eyeing the Chocolate color and trying to come up with a pattern so I can knit with it again.


Joy said...

LOVE it, Michelle! I already have the pattern and now I HAVE to buy more yarn!!! What color is it? How many skeins? I need it NOW!

Michele said...

Hi Joy! Thanks! It is Rusty Orange color (#2010). I made the size small (34") and it ended up taking every bit of 5 skeins.