Friday, March 30, 2012

FO: Milo Vest (long time coming)

I started this vest a long time ago.  I'm talking almost two years ago.  And I finally pulled it from the bottom of my knitting basket to finish it up.  I was on a knitting high from finishing my Vitamin D sweater - which is perfect in almost every way - and I just wanted to keep on knitting. [I'll post photos soon, but need to get someone else to take them while I wear the sweater.]

I was too tired mentally, and creatively, to think about starting a new project.  But there, at the bottom of the basket was this long-neglected vest.  Now is the time I thought.  And I went for it. 

Now that it is done it's a blessing it took me so long to finish it.  It's quite big.  Almost too big for my older girls, but with spring/summer here I should be able to tuck it away until the fall without too much protest from them.  And then, in four months time, it might fit just a little bit better.

The yarn was a gift to me from my Mom - she picked it up during her travels in Ireland.  The yarn is called Blizzard and was made for Tivoli Spinners (manufactured in Turkey), Ireland's leading distributor of yarn.

1 comment:

Two Cables and a Frapp said...

The vest is adorable and I love the yarn. I must get into spinning one day soon !