knitting Paradise

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Monday, September 20, 2010


I started out knitting a sweater, using a Norwegian pattern which I found on the internet.
I saw one finished and really liked it. I had nothing but problems with it and finally got
the front and back finished -- When I started the sleeves the instructions were poorly
written and after trying 4 times and even taking it to a knitting store - found out that
the whole sleeve pattern was incorrect. I trie
d to design my own sleeves, but with the
pattern on the whole piece , I found it more trouble than it was worth. I therefore decided to make a vest
from the back and front and actually I am quite happy with it. I crochet a narrow design around
the neck and sleeve openings and bought myself a black long sleeved t shirt to wear with it.

I decided to start another plain pullover with a seed stitch strip 3" wide up the center front -- it is well under way and I am going to get lots of use out of it. It is still only Sept. and we have had
a bit of snow already -- We have had a terrible summer - it is very cold out and everyone is
fed up with the bad weather. Especially as winter seems to be arriving early! I bought a
pretty medium pink and will knit it on the round.
I am enjoying my break from landscapes and thread painting and once I finish the 2nd
sweater I will get back at it.


Debbie said...

Shirley, I absolutely love this vest. Wonderful solution! My daughter is a knitter and finds problems all the time with sleeve instructions too.

Dolores said...

What a great save. Other people may have given up in despair but this vest is wonderful.

Shirley said...

I nearly gave up on it, but the fronts and back were
so much work and struggle I decided even if I had to make a hat from it , I was going to use it. My Husband suggested the vest and I thought, why not?

I am really happy with it and am glad I was able
to do something with it. I rather like it. It is such a
pretty yarn combination. It took 4 different balls of variegated going from orange-yellow -- to red and rusts, to dark reds and browns to browns, white and black. I think I will make a winter hat with the rest grin. Shirley ps. Thanks for the comments

Eileen said...

Hi Shirley,
I'm tagging you for the Sunshine Award. You can read the details on my blog, I've learned alot from your group and blog.