Wednesday, September 12, 2012

I Should Have

 I should have blocked this vest before posting it in my previous post, look how much better it looks after a quick round with the iron. 

 I am really intrigued with the simplicity of how this is made.  I think there can be easy variations if you are so inclined in that department, I unfortunately am not.

 I should have waited before I started another new project, but somehow those knitting needles jumped into my hands.  This is the Sawtelle sweater by Berroco, a free pattern you can find on their website.

 I am loving the colors of this yarn (Berroco Remix), but I am finding the yarn a bit too easy to split.  So I am not thrilled and really have to be careful when I am knitting.

 I should have resisted the crazy idea that the Crochet Circle Vest needed to be worked up again so I could find out why I wasn't getting gauge.  I actually went out and purchased Vanna's Choice which was the recommended yarn, to see where I went wrong.  I figure with my 40% off coupons this vest will cost a whopping $7.49 when completed.  If I don't get around to making it then at least I am not out a whole lot of money.

 I should have been working on this Vickie Howell Crochet Jacket called Penny Arcade.  The back is done, and one front has been ripped out.  It is sitting there in this basket screaming for me to get back on track.

I should have taken Max for a longer walk this morning, but he pulled me home.  He was waiting for the pool to go off and did not want to miss it.  We walked early, and I kept telling him he had plenty of time, but he did not quite seem to understand.

 I should have been more careful on my walk with Max, I almost stepped on this beautiful gray feather, it blended in with the sidewalk.  We found the darker feather just a few steps away from the gray one. 

 Look what we found a few days ago, lovely blue markings on this one.

 Hope you have a wonderful day and thanks so much for stopping by to say hello.


Annaboo said...

What a lovely post, Meredith!
I love your grey vest and that green looks delish too!
Good luck on getting all those WIPs completed!
Have a great week.

Jennifer said...

Beautiful projects! I really love them are going to look fabulous this fall!! That gray yarn is really lovely. Fantastic job! :)

Jennifer @ Fiber Flux

Susan H. said...

Your vest looks great! I think I need to make one of those ASAP. I love Vanna's Choice yarn for hats and blankets, I wonder how it will feel as a vest. Keep us posted.
xoxo Susan

Jeanmarie DiTaranto said...

The blocking is shocking! Blocking is a mystery to me. I purposely avoid yarns that need it..but now I'm tempted to expand my horizons!

Anonymous said...

Your new vest is adorable. Now we just need that cooler fall weather to get here.

gaia said...

Hi Meredith,
The vest looks gorgeous when blocked! Can't wait to see Vickie Howell Crochet Jacket finished. Have a lovely day. Gaia.

Claudia said...

Max mustn't miss his pool patrol! Give that sweet boy a kiss for me.

I found a beautiful feather on our front lawn the other day.

Love you sister,

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

I love all your projects! The vest is so lovely. I hate to block, but it really does make the stitches pop out more. You did such a great job! :)

Max just cracks me up. He's so cute. Hugs to him.

Love the feathers, too. You have a nice collection going on now.

Blessings always my dear friend.

Kris said...

The vest is darling! I am always eager to see what you make! I love the green yarn!!! I find feathers all the time too, and I put them into floral arrangements,and stick them into my garden and such.
Is Claudia okay? She hasn't been blogging.

Babajeza said...

I wish you good luck with your projects. The vest is great. Now that's a decent photograph! ;-)
I found a feather the other day and thought of you. :-)

Marjo said...

I love the vest, amazing beautiful !


Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Hello Meredith..You have such the and your sister! I am only skilled at making your basic scarf, knitting or crochet but feel fortunate that I can do that much. I take that back...I can do a mean full size granny afghan! I am thinking about making a poncho in tones of grays. Granny style, of course. My sister's dog, a Bernese Mt Dog is not liking the heat down there in Florida. Even the sidewalks are too hot to walk on. No wonder Max likes to be around the pool. lol~Hugs, Patti

Grayseasailor said...

The green yarn is so memorable! It encourages me somehow... as does seeing all your projects in various stages. Beautiful feathers : ) Pats on the head for Max and xxx for you from Gracie

Nana Go-Go said...

My circulars seem to be attached to the ends of my hands at the mo....a bit like Edward Scissorhands'! Nana Nimble Fingers, that's me!|(well, maybe not-so-nimble). Loving all of your projects and am in love with the green wool - it goes beautifully with the grey fleck. Love the Vanna's Choice too. Keep on Crafting, Meredith. You're ace at it! xxx:)

Nana Go-Go said...

Forgot to say, huge hugs to Max. x

kathy b said...

THe vest is really really lovely Mere.
I have begun to think of YOU when I see a feather on a yesterday!

Your dog is crazy funny

Sentimentally Me said...

So now I'm really loving the vest, amazing what the ol' iron can do! Oh Max, he's a cutie pie for sure, and yep, I'm in the too-many-UFOs-Club, too! Hope you're having a great day!

by Teresa said...

My goodness you are making a lot of great projects! I love the lacy look of that grey one near the bottom. The yarn is irridescent... that last feather looks like it's from a Blue Jay. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Karen said...

Such a fun post! Once again, I'm in awe of how you create such beautiful things.

Fay said...

LOVE the vest! Gorgeous!

lovestitch said...

Oh yes, yes, your vest is now so much more beautiful!!! It looks so cozy! You have so many projects to work on, love the grey one on your basket! But I know for sure they will be all beautiful!!!
Hugs to you,

Mrs. Micawber said...

Wow, the vest is indeed stunning.

I really like the way that "Sheepish" yarn looks - wonderful stitch definition.

All great crafters have several projects going at once. :)

Annie @ knitsofacto said...

Just catching up here Mere.

I love this vest, do you think it would translate into knitting.

Such pretty feathers, I can never resist picking them up either!

Susanne said...

Hello friend. I see you have been busy with hook and needles. Your vest does look marvelous, and blocking it did do wonders. Your sweet max, he knows where he needs to be, by pool side and making sure things are as they should be. Your feather collection seems to be growing. I am wondering what you will eventually do with them....I like to think that they are feathers from angels.
(((HUGS))) Susanne :)

Anonymous said...

Wow, your vest looks fantastic! Blocking is amazing, isn't it! The vanna's choice yarn is a gorgeous colour. And I like the Sawtelle cardigan very much.

Red said...

Awesome post! Really made me stop and think this morning about what I should do! Have a great day and hope you are feeling much better.