3/10/08

EE Kcal Project Finale

You're probably asking... what happened to the sleeves... hmmmm well it ... umm how shall I say...lol Ol' heck... after seaming it and trying it on I was really diggin' the vest-look and realized I liked it just as is... and declared my EE Kcal project finished... Haha!...

Project Specs:

Pattern: Open-Neck Pullover by Cornelia Tuttle Hamilton (Modified)
Pattern Source: Knit Simple Spring/Summer 2006 issue
Yarn: Tahki Donegal Tweed in Charcoal (100% new wool) and Kathmandu DK yarn in Grape ( 85% Merino Wool, 10% Silk, 5% Cashmere)
Usage: 2 hanks of Tahki Donegal Tweed & less than a ball of the Kathmandu
Needle Size: 7
Modifications: The pattern called for the project to be done in seed stitch, I only did 10 rows of seed stitch and the remainder in garter stitch. I opted out of the deep-neck opening, which measures about 6" or so long from the contrasting band up to the neck. Instead I made the neck opening about 4" long. I also opted out of doing the sleeves.
Start/Finish: February 15 - March 9, 2008
Conclusion: It was very comfortable and it looked great on, and was totally lovin' it as a great alternative to a blazer.
Also, I sewed the seams together with my machine... I was not in the mood for hand stitching ;0

17 comments:

Ma'at said...

Mrs. Shelia I think your vest obsession is getting a bit out of hand. Therefore I am lovingly suggesting that you admit yourself to vest makers/wearers anonymous. If you don't get help for yourself do it for your family. LOL. Sorry I could not resist, this from the woman who's been working on 1 sleeve for a month. This top is lovely the colors say spring is coming... it's just not HERE yet.

Adrienne said...

Very cute!!!

Knitaholictoo said...

Gurrrl, it's great! I love the color combos! Go witcha bad self!

Mary Sarah said...

I love it! It looks great on you! I never thought of sewing seams of a sweater on the sewing maching ... I think you have something there!

NikkiJ said...

It looks great this way, I like it. There is nothing wrong with having a favorite clothing item. You work the vest like no other, so keep 'em coming!

Christie said...

It looks great! no sleeves was a great idea! Oh, and I've received your package...I'll be taking them over to her probably this weekend. Thank you again!

Virtuous said...

Gurl you are such an innovator!! :o) What sign are you? LOL

I ain't mad at you about seaming with your machine!!!

Now let me go finish MY own vest! Haha!

Great job!

MrsPurls said...

That vest turned out soo cute!!!!

del said...

Hey, you do what you like when you make it yourself. Total creative control. Great looking vest!

Lesalicious said...

I love the vest great color on you. :)

gold said...

Yes it is cute without the sleeves.It looks great on you!I always love the colors you put together!FANTASTIC JOB!!

Deborah said...

sewing seams with sewing machine, brilliant!

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

Your new vest is very kewl!

Sheila said...

Thanks for the Lovely compliments, the project was a joy to make and look forward to making another one with a lightweight yarn. I think it would be perfect for spring/summer.

LoL@ Ma'at: I've become such a vest fan, and will definitely make more. I like the fact that I can shed my suit look for a casual look at work with vests.

Btw: Sewing the seams with the sewing machine was perfect. MJ's famous lyrics... I gotta be startin' something...lol

Tany said...

Well, it looks good without the sleeves!

Nik said...

What they said :D

KimT said...

looks fantastic!