I take my knitting everywhere to take the edge off of moments that would otherwise drive me stark raving mad. ~Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, At Knit's End: Meditations for Women Who Knit Too Much
Thursday, September 11, 2014
I wanted to make vests for the kids to wear for school picture day this year. I thought it'd be cute if they had vests with their initial on it. Not sure if it'll show up in the actual school photo. Of course, I think these pictures show it, and the children, quite nicely!
The pattern is Kid's Vest from the book More Last-Minute Knitted Gifts by Joelle Hoverson. I've knitted this pattern once before for my nephew, Eric. I used Caron Simply Soft yarn. It is pretty sturdy and is washable which is good when my kids are going to be wearing it. I found the yellow shirts online at Target. I 'eyeballed' the color and it ended up matching the yellow yarn perfectly.
School picture day was this past Monday. It'll be a while before the pictures come back. I can't wait to see them!
Hello! Welcome to my knitting (and other odds and ends) blog. I grew up watching my Grandma knit. It seemed like she was always with needles and yarn. It must have made an impression on me because now I knit as much as I can.
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