Spicy September

Pumpkin Spice Vest

My knitting time has decreased a ton this month with work being in full presentation mode and my nights filled with wedding tasks. (DJ, check!  Registry, check!  Bridesmaids dresses, uhhh getting there!) Nonetheless, the back of the Honeycomb vest from Knitty is done and I will be casting on today for the front while the fiance and his buddies get their Fantasy Football on. (Direct TV, Sunday Ticket anyone?  We're talking 3 games, at least, on at the Same Time)

I'm really loving the color of the vest having been so skeptical at first!  The pumpkin spice color is just winning me over everyday.  Of course, Rowan Felted Tweed is just such a great yarn to work with – it's not hard to love it!  With that coming along it's not a surprised my mind has wandered to "the next knit". 

I laugh at my queue these days wondering why I even put a ranking to the knits I want to make.  My mind changes everyday and even now I am scheming…


Recently, my eye caught a cute sweater hanging in the window of a local boutique.  What truly made me stop and stare was the large overlapping panel in the front that wrapped around the neck and created a beautiful collar.  I would have bought it if it weren't for the fact that it didn't have sleeves – so it was more of a "vest" than a true sweater.

I figure I would try my hand at re-creating a version of it – keeping that front panel-collar idea but making it with sleeves.  I'm going for a top down, knitted in the round style.  Now, this is the first time I'm giving this a shot so one can only wonder what will be come of this sweater this fall.

To add to my sweet September, J and I are moving!  Just a few blocks from our current apartment but now that means a whole lot of giving things away, selling things and just plain throwing things out.  Keep your eyes here for a little Stash Sale – prob sometime in Oct.  It's time I gave some of my yarns a new home.

11 thoughts on “Spicy September

  1. Denise says:

    I just spent many, many hours “organizing” my queue on Ravelry, and of course the thing I casted on next was not even in the queue to start with. How do I think I am every going to get to all 75 sock patterns? Or all 35 sweaters tagged for Emily?


  2. stacey says:

    love how the vest is coming out! you can’t go wrong with orange!
    in a way, i love moving. i moved EVERY year for 8 years when I was younger. really keeps the acquisition of “stuff” in check.


  3. Julie says:

    that vest is looking so pretty so far! And I love the idea of a big collar sweater- I definitely don’t buy sweaters without sleeves, either… unless it’s a vest!; ) I hope your pattern drafting goes well. And your wedding prep too, of course!


  4. nova says:

    I can not wait to see your vest turned sweater when you get around to knitting it. On finding new homes for your yarn…if you love, you must set it free (so says the yarn hoarder).


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