Nearly A Perfect Fit


Happy at Work in My Sweater - See the Arch Behind me!

My stitch gauge was spot on.  My row gauge was not.  So in the end, I shortened up the armholes to make the sweater not too long.  I like the result, but the armholes are  a little to short, but I can live with it.  All in all it was a great project. I had a lot of fun knitting it, it was fairly quick since there were no sleeves, and even though I had a few very hectic work weeks I finished it in just over a month.  I’m super pleased with the results, in fact I couldn’t stand the thought of washing and blocking it so I’m just wearing it today.

Nick gave me the best compliment, he said, “it doesn’t look like it was hand-knit.”  Of course then he went on to say my next knit should look hand-knit and a tad wonky. 

Stats: Knit Picks Corrie Fair Isle Vest – knit Size 42 Tall.  Knit on size 5 needles to get my stitch gauge, which of course though made my row gauge to tall.  Started October 10 finished November 14.  Cost $18.99.  Machine Steeked, double reinforced. 

I actually double reinforced it, I wasn’t taking any chances that the stitching would come undone.  I got out my sewing machine and my LaBatt’s Blue and went to work.  Why oh why didn’t I do that with Ringbloomst. 


The First Cut

 But since I’ve lost so much weight


What Abner and Django Did All Last Week When I Wasn't Home

 this year and have my sewing machine out, I’m going to try and preserve Ringbloomst.  I’m going to steek the death out of it, reduce its size, and resew on the sleeves. And who knows maybe I will salvage it after all.  That is next weekend’s project of choice.

Next on the list, because of my insane work schedule, Nick allowed me to purchase myself a treat. (We have a deal right now that anything over $20 we have to ask the other party to purchase).  Anyway, I ordered on Thursday from the Yarn Barn a bomber jacket kit designed by Val Love.  You actually knit two coats, and sew it together.  I need a new winter coat, and what better idea then make my own.  So I’m patiently waiting for it to arrive, and until it does I will work on one of my afghans I’m knitting. 



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18 Responses to Nearly A Perfect Fit

  1. Mr Puffy says:

    That looks smashing on you! It is truly a handmade versus homemade knit 🙂

    Have fun with your jacket kit ~ I have a large sweater project that is languishing and I must get the better of it!

  2. Stephanie says:

    It looks fabulous and I’m so glad you’re happy with it. And you can not beat the price!

  3. Chris says:

    *passes out from scissors picture*

  4. Sydney says:

    It looks great and looks fabulous on you! Yay for having the courage to steek. I still haven’t tried that.

  5. Alison says:

    Looks beautiful! (I always reinforce really, really well!)

  6. monica says:

    It looks perfect and so cute on you!! Good job! Django has a pretty tail. 🙂

  7. Robin says:

    Looks great! I have to admit, I felt a little weak at the scissor photo ~~~~~~.

  8. Jeanne says:

    I was just thinking about you, and how you were doing on the vest – I can’t believe you finished it! Now I feel even worse about mine just sitting in the bottom of the basket!

    It looks great, and you look fabulous in it. Great job!

    Can’t wait to see your next project!

  9. Sonya says:

    It looks fabulous on you! I’m so glad to hear that Ringbloomst may get a reprieve. It’s such a cool pattern.

  10. socksformum says:

    The Corrie vest looks terrific on you. And, congratulations on your weight loss. I checked out your ‘other’ blog last night and found it truly inspirational.

  11. Samantha says:

    It looks GREAT. You did a fantastic job. 🙂 I love the picture of your boys.:)

  12. Lifesastitch says:

    Nice patterns/kits on that site. I will resist, I will resist 😉

  13. Carrie K says:

    It looks great! Isn’t steeking fun! Here’s hoping you can resurrect Ringbloomst – it’s such a gorgeous knit. Handknit vs homemade! Vital differences.

  14. Angel says:

    You look GREAT in that vest- what an awesome FO! (Now I want to make a wool vest- but Texas is not so much for the wool- even in winter…)

  15. Brigitte says:

    It’s beautiful! And you do look fabulous in it – nothing to steeking at all!

    Poor boys…

  16. lynette says:

    i like it so much. i ordered the same colorway and i can’t wait to get started although i’m no expert at fair isle and not looking forward to steeking. your handknitting does not have to look ‘wonky’. 🙂

  17. Cathi says:

    Rebekah! You look fabulous in your vest! I love how it came out. Your journey to a healthier you is coming along well too, I notice. Congratulations!

  18. Lorette says:

    Yikes! I’d have needed more than beer. Whiskey, ma’am. That’s what it would take for me to take scissors to the knitting.

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