It is amazing what you can get done when you actually make yourself work on something. I finally finished my second Jamie by Vicki Chan. Although it is better than the first one I made I am still not in love with it. Here have a peek.
This Jamie is a lot bigger than my first one. It is actually looks almost the same size as the one featured in the pattern but I still think it is small.
Made with Berroco Boboli Lace from my stash of course, in the color 4379.
Before blocking it was a jumbled mess. I swear the whole vest was above my waist. I am not a fan of soaking things to block them but this was in dire need of a good, long bath.
I soaked it for a long, long time and then even had to steam block it after it was dry.
I had to cut the pattern short by several rows because I ran out of yarn. This was actually all the yarn I had left at the end of the project. This project used up 700 yards of stash yarn, yarn I can now cross of my list. I used a size F hook which is far bigger than the size 2.5 mm hook suggested in the pattern. Even with a hook this size I still had to block this project like crazy.
It fits but I kind of feel restricted with the arm openings cut so low. Oh well live and learn. I had to make it again hoping I could master the pattern, and I did. Loving it was not part of the equation, learning and trying to figure out what I did wrong the first round was.
On a different note I am back from college orientation with my son. I had forgotten how boring and unbelievably long that whole process is. I also left my phone in the Fort Lauderdale Airport when returning home. It is now in south Florida at a residence and I am very likely never to see it again. Funny how ridiculously attached you get to your phone, it is like your whole life is on it. And in true Meredith fashion I had not backed it up for a few months so I lost all sorts of Little Buddy 's photos and videos. They are up in my iCloud, just not on my phone. A new one arrived today so I am back up and running. So the lesson here is back up your phone often my friends.
Side note number two....... When all the horrible mess was going on with Little Buddy's photo I received a message from Berroco on Ravelry stating that they wanted to feature my Kiribati sweater on their Ravelry site. They asked me if they could use my photo and I promptly said yes. Here is the link to Ravelry if you want to peek at it. Don't think I am all that special, apparently not many people made this sweater and I was one of the few who actually made it in the suggested Berroco yarn. Still it is fun to see. Catch up with you all soon.