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I am a mother, a new grandmother, and a teacher. But whatever happens in my life, I keep sewing. I have worked as a political communicator and now as a teacher in my formal life. I have also written extensively on sewing. I have been a frequent contributor and contributing editor of Threads magazine and the Australian magazine Dressmaking with Stitches. My first book Sew.. the garment-making book of knowledge will be published in May 2018 and is available for pre-order from Amazon


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Monday, September 20, 2010

The first knit project I might actually wear

The past two weeks have been super busy with school starting again and new students and I getting used to each other and the new term. I think we have both settled in.

What I do when I am too tired at night to sew is knit. Mostly my knitting is what I do for other people, like socks, and my sewing is for myself. But I did finish this vest ( other shots are trapped in the camera to be released when I can pick up some AAs).

I am not a knitted vest person at all usually but decided last winter I needed something for extra warmth for dog walking. Sometimes it is just your body that gets cold. A whole sweater just stuffs the sleeves of say a raincoat. So here it is Plymouth Yarns 001886, a nice no seam vest with a three needle bind off at the shoulders, so it is virtually seamless. I lengthened it a bit so there would not be any draft gaps. I am quite pleased with it for the purpose for which it was intended. Not fashion forward I am afraid but likely to get worn a lot.

More later of course. Have a good week.


Lori said...

Very cute sweater vest.

NancyDaQ said...

It's a classic shape that looks great on you.

Connie said...

Very nice, look forward to more pictures.