Sorry, dear blog. I stink at blogging right now.
This is Mr. Pumpkin’s new vest made from more Sundara yarn. This was DK Merino the 2nd in Lichen over Slate. Yummy yarn that is, sadly, no longer available. I got it from a knitting friend who wasn’t going to use it.
I made this same vest two years ago for my Dad. I’ve learned so much since then. I didn’t understand why the armholes were weird, now I know what “bind off in pattern” means. You can see in this picture how the armhole bind offs stand stiffly off the vest. That’s because I knit every stitch as I bound off instead of doing the bind off in pattern, ie: If it’s a knit stitch then knit it in binding off, if it’s a purl stitch then purl it in bind off. DUH! Well now I know.
Eventually, I’ll take good pictures of some of the projects I’ve done. It’s hard to get a good picture in my apartment and I’m just not up for packing everything up and running over to the park. Having a pretty backyard in Maryland made taking pictures a lot easier. Soon this will change. But for now, my picture taking mojo is gone.
We’ve been cooking, but again, photos. I like to think we’ve perfected steak. And roasted chicken.
I’ll try to be better. But for now – VESTS! When the weather cools off I’ll get a good picture of Mr. Pumpkin in his snappy new vest.