Friday, October 12, 2007

Leaf Lace Vest

After having a fun time knitting the Leaf Lace Shawl by Evelyn Clark from Fibertrends, I wondered if I could adapt the lace to a vest. I was enjoying knitting with the yarn, Schaefer's Laurel, a worsted weight cotton in interesting variegated colors, on size 9 needles, and now that I had the tension numbers, I could use that info to make a raglan vest. The result took one skein of Laurel ( 400 yards), and I knitted it entirely during the week I spent flying to Los Angeles and touring around Southern California to deliver my son Michael to his freshman year at Caltech. Lots of good memories are encoded in every stitch.

1 comment:

judy coates perez said...

wow, freshman at caltech! Congrats, I can't imagine one of my kids going off across the country their first year in college. I know it will not be so bad with your brother right there, but still...

sorry i won't be seeing you in houston again this year, I saw your note on QA. Chicago in the spring?