Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Holiday Stashdown Challenge Week 18

Whew, I breathe a sigh of relief. After being an on-again-off-again project for at least 3 years, the cabled vest is DONE! I blogged about it on Friday, but it deserves another mention here. It is now another item crossed off the list, leaving a pile of yarn behind. I initially bought 4 skeins of yarn for this project, me being inexperienced with re-sizing patterns, and not wanting to run out of yarn. I have 2 skeins left, the first being partly used, but the little balls left from the first 2 skeins make up for it. I already know what I want to make with at least one skein of the remainder: a scarf for an aunt. I spent some time perusing my craft books, looking for something suitable.

My dashing brother in his new vest

Last week, I said I would finish the vest (which I did) and make 4 more afghan squares. Here are my squares:

Lightning Strikes

Diamond Squared
Unfortunately, my homework got the better of me this past week, and I only did the two squares above.  I did, however, make 3 infinity scarves while sitting at the craft show, because doing homework when trying to sell your wares just seemed silly. (One funny thing though: in reading Nietzsche, I found the word crocheted)

Anyway. Next week, I plan to make up for this week. 5 afghan squares and 5 star ornaments. Hopefully I can do it :)

Linking up with Marie!!


  1. That pesky homework, always getting in the way of more worthy endeavors such as knitting and sleeping. Isn't it such a wonderful feeling to get to cross something of your list? Go you! I'm loving the granny squares too.

  2. Yay! The vest looks great and your brother does seem very dashing! I love the Lightening Strikes - what an interesting pattern.

  3. Wow, I love the Lightening Strikes square!

  4. Love the squares! The vest looks great on your brother. My son likes vests... Hmmmmm.

  5. What an awesome vest you made!! He looks amazing in it. I should make one for my bf. Thanks for sharing~


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