posts tagged: sweaters

dr. g’s memory vest

dr. g!

Back in Vestvember, I got very zealous and started three vests. Two I finished during the month of November, but as the third was a Christmas present for Dad, I moved a bit slower on it. I brought it with me to Norway and worked on it in plain sight of the recipient :) And now it’s finally done!

i steeked and lived to tell the tale


I’m not sure if I believed that it was going to work, despite all assurances that it would.

When people told me it was no sweat—really—to take scissors to my knitting, I nodded and shrugged like I was well versed in this technique and had no concern.

But the truth is, I’d done a whole lot of reading about steeking, understood the theory and concept thoroughly, and seen loads of friends do it, but I hadn’t yet done it, I was scared out of my mind.

But I dove into the Deep-V Argyle Vest anyway.

It’s Vestvember!


Early last week, my friend Christy posted a picture of her outfit that day, in which she wore her Bloom vest. It got into my head something awful and next thing I knew I was on Ravelry searching “vest.” Then Bertha tweeted something about looking at/considering Honeycomb. No, *I* am looking at/considering Honeycomb, I said! Clearly, vests had gotten into her head too.

swirled pentagon pullover


The brick down here in Bay Ridge is different. It’s darker, or redder, or arranged differently—I can’t quite put my finger on it. But it’s distinctive and really pretty. And when I fell in love with this wall, I knew immediately I needed to knit something and take my FO shots in front of it. And now. The yarn I bought at Webs was the perfect color, and the geometry of Norah Gaughan’s Swirled Pentagon Pullover was perfect.