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Old 09-19-2006, 01:53 PM   #1
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Blue Sky Alpacas Cotton Vest
So I started this a looong time ago (back in May, maybe?), but my seaming was so terrible, the result was ugly and I couldn't wear it. So it went into the stash box. I pulled it out yesterday (since I was home anyhow having stabbed myself quite deeply in the ankle with some scissors. ouch) and ripped out the seams, re-seamed it, and added some ribbing to the neckline and armholes. Now it's wearable, and just in time for fall!

I used 3 hanks of Blue Sky Alpacas Cotton (it's soo soft, the nicest 100% cotton I've worked with) in the Tomato color on size 9 needles. It was supposed to be the Fitted Tank pattern from Blue Sky Alpacas, but shortly after I got the pattern, I lost it. So I had to wing it and had only been knitting for a couple of months.

Since one of my friends can't stand all the headless knitting pictures (even if they happen to be the pic that shows the garment best), I'll include a pic of my head, too.
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Old 09-19-2006, 02:00 PM   #2
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Old 09-19-2006, 02:26 PM   #3
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That's really cute!! I'm impressed that's what you came up with when you were just "winging it!" It looks fantastic on you!
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Old 09-19-2006, 02:58 PM   #4
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It looks great! I can almost see how soft it must be. Love the tomato color too!
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Old 09-19-2006, 03:28 PM   #5
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Lovely!!!!
Hope your ankle is better!
I love, love blue sky cotton, too...my very fave cotton yarn
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Thanks, you guys

Rebecca, my ankle is better, though I didn't walk far for 2 or 3 days. It was really quite silly. I left my scissors on the couch. They got tangled up and hidden in a crocheted afghan that stays on my couch, such that they were standing point up but hidden under the afghan. I plopped my leg on the couch and ouch! The blade went in oh so cleanly right below my ankle. Thank goodness I hopped off my white sofa immediately because it got real messy real fast. I'm so silly. And the crazy thing is, the next day, I left them on the couch again and they fell in between the two cushions, blades up, and I was just about to sit on them! Death by craft
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Oh, Nikki, those scissors got you in a very tender spot, too!!! I am so happy to hear that you are better!
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wow, i LOVE that!!!

and i'm glad your ankle is better!
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Great job on the sweater; it looks fantastic on you!
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Beautiful color! It looks great on you.
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