It is DONE!!!!
The vest I started for #1 Son back in Oct 2006 is FINISHED! Here is a view of the back, click to make bigger to see the pattern better.
It's getting warmer here and I knew if I didn't finish it off soon, he wouldn't get to wear it this year either. That would be 2 winters missed, and with a growing boy, that leaves VERY little wiggle room. I blocked it out last night and covered it with a towel.
Good thing too.
I am finishing the blocking process for you. You should be happy. I accept payment in tuna or catnip only.
I had to run to JoAnn's this AM to get the buttons because I didn't have any matching ones. I quickly sewed them on abt a 1/2 hour before we left the house. I forgot the camera so couldn't get any pics of him looking spiffy, but I *did* make him put his nice shirt back on so I could take a pic of him wearing it.
He was not amused.....
Here is another shot of the back.
Ok here are the stats for this vest.
Date cast on: 10/23/06
Date seamed up: 2/10/08
Needles sized 4 & 6
Yarn used: Queensland Collection Uruguay DK
color 02 dye lot 221
70% wool, 20% alpaca, 10% silk
I bought 4 skeins and this is what I had left over.
I realized I was cutting it close when I was on the front panels and saw that they were almost taking a full skein each. THANKFULLY I had enough since I bought this yarn back in the summer of 2006 during a clearance sale. There'd be no finding another skein with the same dye lot.
I am so glad this vest is done and hopefully it will still fit next year. This is the pattern I used.
I used it once before back in 2001 when I made him the same vest when he was not quite 3.
(Oh I miss those pudgy arms!)
He got to wear it for 3 winters so I'm hoping the same will hold true with this one.
Now that this is done, I'm really itching to finish off his socks. I'm thinking of adding in a life line just before the toe decreases so that I can rip it back to either make it longer when he outgrows them or make it longer for me when he decides that he doesn't like them after all.
I think I'm going to stick to sewing for the boy.