back to our regularly scheduled programming

First of all, thank you for all the lovely comments! My mom hasn’t stopped blushing.  I told her she truly needs to get back into business (She used to do that type of work for a living back when I was a wee one but went corporate when my bro and I chose to go to private high schools and colleges – another huge Thank You to Mom and Dad)  I keep telling her that she should start it up for her retirement.  We’ll see!! If she does you all will be the first to know.

Now to what you all came here for: knitting!

Striped Baby Vest

(sorry the pic is a bit blurtastic)  I’m working on a baby vest as a sample for the yarn shop in Hoboken.   (speaking of: Patricia’s Yarns has moved to a new street level shop! It’s SO different and such a great move for her.  So if you’re in the Hoboken area, OR in NYC and are doing a yarn crawl, hop over the Hudson and check out this little gem.  She’s got Koigu!)

It’s from Rowan Babies and I’m using several colors of the Rowan Handknit Cotton DK. The vest has many many stripes which I can’t decide whether or not to carry the yarn or simply cut each and every color.  I think the cutting would make a prettier seam but such a pain in the butt.   I’m also trusting that blocking will help out my already shady weavings-in so far.  I hope to finish this for her by the middle of the week.  That way I can guiltlessly work on cherie and taken from a suggestion from some comments… a little something for mama.

The something for mama will remain silent for now (she reads this blog… Hi mom!) but I hope to finish something for her b-day in July.  I’m thinking a lovely shawl from the Victorian Lace Today book…

I’ll leave you all with little something for Easter… I hope everyone has a peaceful day!


7 thoughts on “back to our regularly scheduled programming

  1. Cara says:

    Happy Easter! The vest looks very cute – I love the stripes.
    Tell me the next time you’re at Patricia’s and I’ll try to hop over for a visit. The location looks SO MUCH better. Is it a lot bigger too?


  2. Heather says:

    That vest is….wow. The color combo is a killer, great for spring. Personally I always carry the yarn, although I realize the hassle it might represent with all of those colors on the go at once.
    Love those tulips!


  3. Nora says:

    I’m using the Rowan Handknit Cotton at the moment, and absloutely adore it.
    As for the stripes, I think I’d carry the yarn rather than cut it – all those ends!


  4. Brenda says:

    The vest is really cute! I’d carry the yarn if possible.
    Knitting something for your mom would be wonderful. They tend to like that sort of thing!
    Lovely tulips! Happy Easter season!


  5. Macoco says:

    The vest is going to be so sweet. I love the color combo. I just swatched out some rowan cotton last night and was surprised at how soft it was. I can’t wait to work with it more.


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