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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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Friday, June 29, 2012

Fitted Knits vest

I decided yesterday my life could not move forward until I finished my best project so I sat myself done in front of the Obamacare ruling news and continued with my one step forward two step back process. 

BTW those were excellent suggestions to work on my own patterns a la Zimmerman, to use markers so I dob't lose my mind when counting, and to learn to knit continental. 

Really appreciate the help and with be working on all of these.

Now this is a wool vest so I will be wearing it in the inevitable winter with a blouse but this shot, and the picture for Fitted Knits which I borrowed from the library for the pattern, should give you an idea. 

I think my neckline is a bit higher, probably because I didn't pick up enough stitches, but it is comfortable so we aren't going to worry about that.

At all.

I also had my photographer take a shot of the necklace I made up to wear. It is Lia Sophia letter pendants on a chain I already have. The initials of my kids and two granddaughters. I think it is terrific. Good thing to have around your neck when you have to go to your happy place, like a three hour work meeting.


Karin said...

Your sweater looks great! I like the higher neckline anyway, to my eye it looks more current.

Doobee said...

Love this knitted vest - you will have a lot of wear out of it in winter. Nice pop of colour...

shams said...

WOW, Barbara. That is SO flattering! You look younger!! What kind of surgery was that, again? :D

Patty said...

Nice vest..love the color!

Dixie said...

I, too, love the color. The textures are great, too. Very nice vest!

Sandra said...

Lovely! And of course congrats for completing a knitting project. BTW, that is a very nice color for you. What's your next knitting project??? P.s.you look terrific!

velosewer said...

This is really pretty. The necklace is definitely worth it.

jirons42 said...

Nice job. Love the color. Seems like you got this done pretty fast.

Belinda said...

The vest looks great! Good color for you too. I hope you're starting to feel more like yourself.