Thursday, 15 April 2010


Mum and I found a cute little yarn shop while I was down visiting over Spring Break.  It's called the Button & Needlework Boutique and it had this cute vest knitted up and on display.  Mum tried it on and loved it so I said I'd knit it for her, though I haven't knit anything since the boys were babies ~ 15 years ago. I started on it right away.  I knit lots while visiting the In-Laws in Vernon.  By the time we got home on the Easter long weekend I just had the yoke and the sewing up to do.
I finished it last weekend and wore it to work on Monday.  I hope Mum doesn't mind that I wore her sweater before she did.  I'll pack it up tonight and mail it down tomorrow.  I think I might make one for myself.  It is really cute!  Though I'll make my fronts a tad wider so the vest hangs more like the one on the flat-chested model instead of flaring out.

I've already picked up some yarn and started knitting myself a little cardigan.  The yarn is made out of bamboo. Who knew they could make yarn out of bamboo?  It's very nice to work with ~ like a thin silky ribbon. The colour I chose is a light tan colour called, funnily enough, bamboo.
I'm participating in a Knit-a-long(KAL) at Daily Knitting though I'm a little behind because I wanted to finish Mum's vest first.  I don't think it will take me long to catch up.  I'm halfway up the back already.  Most of the ladies are on their front pieces now and we're due to start our sleeves on the 20th of this month.

Knitting is my new diet plan.  I knit in front of the tv instead of running up during the ads for snacks.

1 comment:

Bonnie said...

That looks wonderful! I agree, knitting is a great diet plan ... keeps me from snacking. But, unfortunately, it also encourages me to sit on my big behind as well. LOL Too bad I can't figure out how to knit on the treadmill *wink*