It took me nearly two months: two month, people! It’s almost nothing! It’s a very reasonable lapse of time taking into account my ever-present-mostly-awake-always-ready-for-mischief kid! A vest in two months is a fabulous achievement! Does it mean I’m back in my knitting saddle? Let’s hope so, for everyone’s good.
So, here it is!
Man, is it warm! Alpaca totally deserves its fame! As you might remember, I used Alpaca Colour by Rowan (7 skeins minus leftovers). Now, let’s talk about this yarn: it looks gorgeous in a skein, it feels like feathers against your skin and it knits pretty well, BUT it has a strong tendency to felt. I kept my vest in a cotton bag while working on it and only pulled out the part I was knitting but it still felted a little. So, if you knit something with this yarn, be careful when you wash your finished object. I haven’t washed my vest yet, I was too eager to share with you! I’ll keep you updated on how it goes through the wash – by hand, of course: it’ll be cool water, shampoo and as little shaking as possible…
And I have more good news for you: while I’m not planning to write a pattern for the vest, I’m almost done with the pattern of the shawlette (or cowlette?) that I knitted before (and kept it secret, ha-ha!) and that has actually inspired me to knit this vest! So, how about a new pattern, ladies?