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HamaLee
03-11-2007, 02:26 AM
Here's another Boogie Vest (http://knitty.com/ISSUEspring04/PATTboogie.html) from Knitty.

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/125/417188639_8199ade8ed.jpg

I knit this with the intention of foisting it upon one of my cousins. I knit this according to her boobies (the 36" size), but it looks like it's going to be rather large. She's pretty skinny but this might even fit me :doh: . Dunno why it came out so big, my gauge was correct (well clearly not--but I thought it was :teehee: ).

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/127/417188646_74fab507e0.jpg

I finished the crochet edging around the neck, but I still need to tackle the arm holes.

It's a big shapeless and blobby--if I knit another vest it definitely won't be in a bulky weight. The cables are fun though!

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/147/417188641_03e2979b73.jpg

The wonkiness of my tension really screams at me in the pics, but it looks pretty nice in real life. Also--my seaming leaves a lot to be desired :rofl: .

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/161/417188644_774af554ec.jpg

(Yes those are a pair of handknit socks peeking out at you there!)

The yarn, btw, is Sirdar something or other--Classic maybe? It's DK-ish weight and I knit two strands together throughout to get gauge. I might like to do a very similar vest and recalculate for DK weight yarn instead.

This yarn used to be a Picovoli:
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/147/389777485_58aeddd327.jpg

I didn't like it and frogged it to make this. I'm not thrilled with this either--maybe I need to look into other yarns :eyebrow: .

This is all leading up to my ultimate end game--a WEARABLE sweater for myself! I figure I probably have enough time to go and lose those 50lbs I keep talking about before I'm ready...Hee! :roflhard:

Thanks for looking...and you get a cookie if read my babbling this far!
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/153/417196033_9548ee3f7c.jpg

MiaZilla
03-11-2007, 09:41 AM
Mmmmmmm cookie. Thank you! :teehee:

That's a lovely vest, I really like the soft colour :)

Ingrid
03-11-2007, 10:09 AM
Your vest turned out beautifully--stop apologizing!!!! Just look at those cables!!!

losnana
03-11-2007, 12:11 PM
I think it's lovely! and the cookie is my favorite- calorie, sugar, carb free.

Jan in CA
03-11-2007, 02:04 PM
Yum, cookies!!

That's really pretty! Love how the cables split to make the neck!

knit-errant
03-12-2007, 07:42 AM
Looks great! You did a wonderful job on the cables. :)

Tamar Dohel
03-12-2007, 09:14 AM
Thanks for the cookie!

Love your vest.

sara_jayne
03-12-2007, 12:40 PM
The cables look great - and the color is just fabulous!

auburnchick
03-12-2007, 12:43 PM
Hama,

You always make me laugh with your very honest comments.

The vest is nice. As others have already said, the cabling is very good.

Every project is a learning experience. Pat yourself on the back, enjoy your cookies, and move on to the next WIP.

:hug:

Abbily
03-12-2007, 12:47 PM
It's beautiful! AUGH now you made me want a real cookie! :)

HamaLee
03-12-2007, 12:54 PM
Mmmm...cookies
Thanks for the comments everyone. I've already cast on and finished the raglan increases on an Anthropologie capelet for the same cousin. :thumbsup:

I like test-making things for skinny people before I try to make something for myself. :rofl:

nonny2t
03-12-2007, 06:22 PM
Lovely lovely vest, but I better skip the cookie, I'm on WW!