Saturday, December 13, 2008

Pink mock-turtleneck tube vest

Here it is, just in time for Christmas... my latest sweater! What?! Doesn't everybody want a sleeveless pink sweater to wear for the holidays? When I started this 2 months ago, I was making it to wear under a short sleeve jacket for fall. Well, fall passed me by quickly and I didn't like it under the jacket after all. I really love it, though perhaps won't get much of a chance to wear it for a few months or so. But you never know. I'm living in south Texas and there have been years I've worn shorts on Christmas. Okay, quit blabbing and show the pictures already:

This is the 'Perfect Periwinkle Turtleneck Tube Vest' from Fitted Knits. I used 6 balls of Universal Yarn's Panda 100% Bamboo yarn, and I used every bit of that. This would have been done way sooner were it not for my troubles with lifted increases. I knitted and frogged the front and back several times, and then went to the local yarn store for help. I was doing it correctly, but for some reason was getting huge holes only one one side. Very frustrating! I ended up doing M1L and M1R instead of the lifted increases. Then all that ribbing on the bottom got super boring. I finally just powered through it to get it finished.

I'm SO proud (relieved) of how well it fits!

I did start a new knitting project, Knit and Tonic's Fab-Classic, in that brown yarn from this sweater vest. However, with my slow rate of completing projects, I guess you can expect to see that in two months. Darn my pokeyness!

17 comments:

  1. That is just so cute. You have done a great job.

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  2. I love that. I just found your blog a few months ago and I didn't realize that you could knit. It is beautiful.

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  3. Very nice,I like the pattern and it fits you perfect.....

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  4. Amanda, are you on Ravelry? If so, what's your ID? If not, I'd love to friend you eventually!

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  5. Hi Lazymilliner,
    I'm AmandaInTexas on Ravelry, but haven't posted anything so it won't do any good to look me up. This is only my third FO, the first being a learning experience and the second being too big. I should post it though, right? It's a good way of keeping track of what you've done...

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  6. getting a good fit would be a relief indeed! it looks beautiful. i'm very impressed. knitting looks so much prettier than crocheting for clothes, but i'm not ready to take on knitting. heck, i hardly crochet these days. :) but i'm loving your sweater - looks great on you!

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  7. Wow! You do amazing work with your sewing and knitting abilities. Your tube vest fits you beautifully.

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  8. The Turtleneck Tube Vest came out great.

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  9. Beautiful! I have the book Fitted Knits too and I love that model! It's one of my favorites in the book.

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  10. I love it! this was my first item I knit out of that book when it first came out! Now I want to wear mine! LOL

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  11. It's FABULOUS! nicely done, Amanda!

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  12. Wait a minute...you knit too?? :P Looks great! Love the color on you.

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  13. Thank you so much. I was having trouble too with holes on the right lifted increases. I wouldn't have known what to do without your info. Thank You.

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