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Hi Bess! Haven't visited in a while, but it's lovely to see what you've been up to. That vest shaping is very clever; it looks frighteningly lifelike with all the stuffing. :)

By Blogger cathy, at 9:20 PM  

Ah, dear Bess, your "full on" shot, with stuffing -- !! I'm still chuckling. What would Jane Russell think?! Full-figured hand-knits...!


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Monday, September 13, 2010  


Here are some photos of that shawl collared vest. I was surprised to see how little I got done this week till I remembered how freaking hot it was the first half of the week. I had Other Knitting to do - well, who doesn't always have OK2Do? - so I was busy enough, but I would really really really like to cut those steeks tomorrow. Can I knit 5 inches today & tomorrow? If I pack my lunch and knit through lunch hour? If I stay up late? get up early? Well. we'll just have to see.

But for now - voila!

Here's a profile view. You can see how the decreases for the V-neck are making it narrower and note how the right side bulges forward like a nice fat barrel? That's caused by the short row bust darts.

A front-on view shows the extra fabric those bust darts created

With a bit of newspaper stuffing you can see a more realistic view of the whole shape

Here's a side view against the background of the screened porch - since BD was so kind as to sweep it.

So. Rather than chatter here some more, I will see if I can knock out a few more rows of this sweater before I go to work. Happy progress this week, now that Mercury is no longer retrograde.

posted by Bess | 7:54 AM