Sunday, January 04, 2009

My Pretties

As promised, I have a little bit of eye candy for you this evening. First is my newest fiber, which arrived in the mail yesterday and was promptly on my wheel.



This fiber was the latest for the All Spun Up spinalong on Ravelry. This time around it's a superwash merino/alpaca blend in a really stunning colorway. I think just about every color in the rainbow is represented here, although the deep purple seems to be the predominant shade. I split the top in half lengthwise and plan to Navajo ply the two bobbins of singles into sock yarn, so I should get more or less matching socks.

Up next, the latest shot of my Ivy League Vest, which is moving along much more quickly these days now that I've completed the armhole shaping and most of the decreases for the v-neck.


I'm just a handful of rows away from starting the back neck steek, which is the last, and shortest, of the four. Every time I pick this project up, I'm just amazed by how much bigger it seems to have gotten. I'm hoping to have this done, blocked, and ready to wear within a few weeks, because I owe The Mister a sweater!

4 comments:

Jenn said...

Holy cow, you're sailing right along on that vest!

DPUTiger said...

Yeah, that vest is looking awesome! Maybe if I can make myself smaller (which is part of the plan for 2009) I'll give that vest a try!

Holly said...

Wow! That is gorgeous!!!

Dana said...

Wow! You are officially the. fastest. knitter. I. know!

The vest is looking great. I like the way the colors are coming out on it.