Saturday, December 29, 2007

Apollo Vest

What do you do if you buy some very expensive yarn and fall in love with it,but don't know what to make of it? I bought 2 skeins of Apollo yarn, a silk and wool luxurious blend hand dyed by Great Adirondack yarns....but didn't have a plan for it! So, I made a shawl. But I don't really wear shawls, so I ripped it out and made a scarf. But the yarn was too pretty for a scarf, so I frogged that. Then I realized nothing would satisfy me until I had a vest, so I ponied up for a third skein, and made a simple lace vest. Size 10.5 needles, raglan construction, v neck. I put a bit of feather and fan on the bottom edge instead of ribbing. Very comfy to wear, warm and not too heavy. The beautiful felted and beaded pin is a gift from my talented friend Benedicte Caneill, who makes amazing quilts, has a glorious singing voice, and is a careful and enthusiastic teacher. I'm so lucky to have her as a friend...


Mrs. Mel said...

I love the feather and fan hem, so perfectly unique. The yarn is so YOU. And the raglan shoulder, wonderful!

Anonymous said...

I am really blushing as I read the compliments, Jeri! Congratulations on your great accomplishments! Amazing knitting! I can't wait to see what the next entry is going to be.
Best wishes for 2008, the best creative year ever!

Deirdre said...

If I didn't know I was at your blog, I could have guessed from the perfect colors of your new sweater! IT IS SO YOU!

Happy Healthy New Year!

:-D eirdre