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Hello and thanks for visiting my blog. I have been knitting on and off for 50 years and I recently learned to crochet. I love looking for wool bargains and making them into something useful. I mainly knit for charity. I occasionally knit for myself and family members if I find a really good pattern or if they ask nicely!!

Friday, 28 March 2014

All beiged out.......





This is what I knitted with the Debbie Bliss 4 ply wool that Hubby gave me for Christmas.  It's a vest top and I might take a better photo when it has finished drying.  But I was so chuffed to have finally finished it that I whipped out the camera.  It looks a bit flat here, but I suppose it should as it is blocking.  This photo just shows the unusual pattern up the centre and on either side of the neckline.  The neck itself is unusual because it is a long strip of ribbing sewn on.  The edges of the short sleeves were finished the same way.  So, although it was boring to knit acres of stocking stitch, my interest was held by the pattern on the front.  

I am not a lover of beige but this colour will go with a lot of my blouses and I can see myself wearing it a lot.  Hubby and Daughter both like it, which is amazing.  It is not a colour or type of wool that I would have chosen myself, but I can tell that Hubby is pleased that I knitted something with the wool he (or the staff in his office) chose for me.  I have dropped a few hints that the wool is a little thinner than I would have chosen.  But I don't think they registered.  Oh dear!

I can't say how pleased I am that I can now start knitting something else....maybe something smaller, quicker and more colourful.

Just editing this to show the photo of the full top after it dried.  The photo makes it look huge.  It is actually just long enough to cover my hips and wide enough to be loose and comfortable over tops.



7 comments:

  1. I think it turned out beautifully but I understand why it may not have been your favorite project. I'm sure it looks lovely on you.

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  2. The sweater looks great! It's nice that you were able to make something beautiful from yarn that wouldn't have been your first choice. I'm looking forward to seeing the entire sweater. Wendy x

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  3. That looks wonderful, Una!

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  4. Well done on knitting all that 4ply Una, it looks so neat and perfect, I hope you will show us a picture of the full top. I know what you mean about beige but it's a great colour for mixing and matching, it will look lovely with some contrasting accessories. :)

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  5. It's lovely! Isn't it a great feeling to look at something that you have just knit while it is drying?

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  6. Hi Una, well done on finishing with the 4ply Christmas yarn, it looks lovely and the neckline is gorgeous. I agree with Linda in the above comment, you have a blank canvas with this sweater that could be dressed up so many different ways.

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