A WIP Update

Part 2 of 3 of the busiest summer is complete and I actually have two free weekends ahead of me to work on the house.  The next busy time begins September 7th and ends in time for Thanksgiving – I think.  Basically, that means there won’t be a weekend without something planned as well as a few evening classes thrown in here and there just to keep me on my toes.

This weekend means more work on my studio and actually getting the living room cleaned and reset up.  This will be soooo nice, let me tell you.  Also, it contains some dyeing and mowing and more knitting.

Speak of knitting, here is where I am with the Cia’s Striped Sweater Vest.


Just a couple more rows, and I get to start the right back, which should go pretty quickly.  By next week, I’ll be starting the left sleeve and getting that second half done, then joining and knitting the collar/facing part.  I’d really like to have this done before it gets busy again.

And, please note that I swapped out the wine color for rust.  The wine was too close to the purple, and I just wasn’t happy with it.  The rust, on the other hand, pops beautifully and I love it.  Yes, I know.  I’m in a rut with colors again.  The Purple, Orange and Green color triad is my favorite and I slip into it so easily or any combination of two of the colors.  But I love those colors!!  And the light gray goes very well, don’t you think?

And, I get to knit another one, only slight smaller.  A co-worker really wants one, and she had intended to knit it herself, but finding the time (she has a teenager – need I say more?) isn’t happening for her and the three of us (including Sandy) want to be able to wear them to work together.  So, I volunteered to do the knitting.  Really, with this vest, it’s all fun knitting, so I’m looking forward to it.  Her colorway is similar to mine with one different color and in a different order.


Are you getting curious, yet?

4 Responses

  1. Sandy O' Says:

    The vest looks great, I’m still working out my color scheme. I’d like to use my hand spun alpaca yarn in browns and greens and making sure I have enough yarn. Can’t wait to see yours finished. And, YES, I’m beside myself with curiosity!!!

  2. Cindy in FL Says:

    I really like the way the orange/rust makes all the colors sing! Very nice knitting and I am glad you catch a little break.

  3. roxie Says:

    Hooray for a break! The vest looks so wonderful! Those are colors I would never have chosen, and they work so well together!

  4. RITA Says:

    Good Afternoon,

    Love Your Colors! I am very short5 feet tall. I am a new knitter (Scarfs, Prayer Shawls) and I love Vests.

    Do you knit for people? Can you help me get started? I would love to knit this Vest ( Bought it Online was 2 pages) using your colors. I wear a lot of Black Leggings.

    Thank you very much. I look forward to hearing from you.

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