I think here in England I’m supposed to call it a tank, but that just doesn’t sound right to me, so I think I’ll have to keep calling them vests. Whatever they’re called I’m having a bit of an obsession with them.
I now have yarn for three – Ivy League and two of my own design, one knitted and one crocheted. I am also still waiting for the silky wool for honeycomb. So that will make four vests!
I think one of the reasons is because having one will allow me to wear shirts. Because of my body shape I swore off shirts for years. If it fitted in the waist it didn’t do up, or if it fitted across the chest it swamped my waist. I’ve had an Marks and Spencer stretchy fitted shirt (a bit like this one) for about 6 months and it looks pretty good under a purple jumper I have. And a vest is less commitment than a whole jumper.
I may start one of the ones of my own design after I’ve finished cherie amour. I’ve done one sleeve, and I’m fairly pleased with how it came out. It’s still drying out from being blocked last night. I wanted to check how my modifications look after blocking.
I made it to the knitting group again this week. I had my first recognized FO – a few people admired my Koolhaas. I’m not having much luck with taking projects though. The first time I took something too complicated (branching out) this week I neglected to take a new ball of yarn with me and didn’t have much left on the old one.
I’ve had a busy week at work leading up to the end of the financial year on Monday. The work won’t stop there, and we have 3 further weeks of ‘closedown’. I will be well and truly ready for my holiday to Tasmania at the end of April.
No photos today, sorry about that!