Wednesday, August 20, 2008

What Is Wrong With Me?

Apparently, I have way too much time on my hands.

So, backstory: I went to Cultured Purls about a month ago with my mom, and we wandered around checking out the new inventory for about an hour. They had a gorgeous pink lacy cabled vest. I tried it on. It fit perfectly. I debated for a little while over filling my room with even more yarn, but I figured it would be a quick knit. And I decided on a pretty spring green. Although I am a huge fan of pink, I already have a little pink sweater. My mom treated me to the yarn, and it sat in my room for a while. About a week ago, I picked it up. And could. Not. Stop.

So yeah. I have another finished object.

The instructions have the same problem that I've found in some other yarn-company patterns: a little light on the specific instructions. When I first started knitting, this would have completely perplexed me, especially since the pattern is slated as "easy". But it made me realize how much my technical skills have improved in the last year.

I found some perfectly matched buttons at Jo-Ann (oh noooo! Corporate monster of dooooom!) and did all the finishing today. I also packed the rest of my room for college and went to a piano lesson that kicked my ass. I'm pretty ready for school to start. Even though I won't be as productive on the knitting front, I like the structure of classes. It makes me even more happy to have the knitting time that I get!

Pattern: Cabled Vest by Rosemary Drysdale, from Terra Collection by Tahki Yarns Spring/Summer 2008
Yarn: Tahki Sky, color New Leaf
Yardage: 5 skeins, 460 yards (the pattern calls for 6)
Needles: Size 8 Addi Lace Turbos
Modifications: None.

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