10/15/08

In the meantime

while my sewing mojo is gallivanting around town, I've been on a knitting kick. It also has a lot to do with the cooler nights and wanting to just hang-out under the covers. After completing the Verena v-neck sweater I'd planned on sewing up a blouse to pair with it, but my sewing mojo just sauntered out the door and therefore left me no other choice so I started scanning knit mags. I was looking for a quick project to soothe my instant knitting urge and also to tie me over in the event my sewing mojo returns...lol.

Monday night I ventured to Wal*mart and found myself in the yarn section and instantaneously clamped my hands on a beautiful burgundy yarn with flecks of color, slam dunked the skeins into my cart and continued through the store. When I got to the cash register and started taking stock of my inventory, I realized it was Red Heart yarn(which I normally like to use for blankets) and found myself pausing before putting it on the conveyor belt, but the color is so pretty, that I was like what the heck. It also got me to thinking, heyyyy, what is going on... and remembered that I started crocheting garments with acrylic, what's the big deal now. I continued in thought and realized that I may have fallen into that quasi-yarn snob profile... ya think... Anywho, I paid for my merchandise and headed home.


As I browsed through my knit mag, I caressed the scracthy yarn and visualized what a pretty garment it could be. Saying to myself... gurl do what you do when you do what you do ... you know how to soften up that acrylic making it feel like buttah (soaking the garment in just fabric softener, rinse, lay flat to dry and then block with an iron just barely touching it) and at that last thought I found this...
Wrap Vest in the Spring 2006 Knit Simple magazine. This garment is "One Sweater Four Ways", hip length with 3/4 sleeves; sleeveless tunic; waist length with long sleeves; and hip length, sleeveless & side ties.
As you now know I have substituted yarn instead of the ticker tape yarn it calls for. Can I say this project is working up quick, so far I have completed the back, which I started Monday nite.

Now I'm off to continue with the front panels, so Enjoy the rest of the week.

15 comments:

Cas... said...

I love this color and I like the project you are working on.

You are not becoming a yarn snob. You just want a quality garment.

Keep up the good work!

Adrienne said...

That is such a pretty color!!!!! You knit SO fast!

Omega said...

This is a beautiful color, I hope it turns out as you desire. I see you make gorgeous pieces. I use to knit a little but never got too far with it. You make me want to give it a shot again. Can't wait to see this sweater finished.

Happy knitting!

Amanda S. said...

Wow! You are a super fast knitter. I hope to achieve that status someday. It takes me at least a month to finish something. I think the red is pretty as well.

urbanknitrix said...

Nice as always!!!

Lesalicious said...

WOW you knit so fast. Great job so far can't wait to see when you is done. Love the yarn I love dark colors.:)

Ma'at said...

I love that color, I want some... *longs to be as fab as Mrs. Shelia* I think that I can make it work. dah! Ok longing over. That vest is looking good so far... I can't knit to save my soul.

artist1lisa said...

I'm glad to see this yarn in a garment,because I had been checking it out too. It's looking great.
Thank you for the softening tip.

Andrea said...

I also love the color. I see your knitting is in speed mode. =)

Sheila said...

Thanks Everyone! I'm on a roll I finished the right front while watching bravo last nite... did any see the Project Runway Finale' - I was hoping Lianne or Kyoto would win.

Knitaholictoo said...

I know what you mean! Thanks for the softening up tip, lol. It looks great, I love the deep red. Loving that striped V-neck too! Come back mojo, come back....

Mary Sarah said...

It's looking great! I really like the pattern too. Man, you knit fast!

Susan said...

Wow! You really are on a roll.

del said...

I remember that project from the mag! I thought it looked so simple & carefree...the color is gorgeous.

Cheryl Wray said...

You are SO creative! I love that color!!