Sunday, September 30, 2012

Caldwell Vest

 The vest turned out really well. And with contrasting color stripes at the back, I had just the right amount of yarn to complete it with ease. The pattern is very well written and easy to follow. The yarns I used were Knit Picks Wool of Andes Tweed (dove heather) and some leftover Araucania Nature Wool solids. Needle sizes were 4 and 4.5 mm.
  This is my fourth sweater for my husband and I think I finally have a winner. I got my husband to choose the everything _ the yarn, the pattern and the buttons and this time, I was a bit more experienced to knit to the right size.
It was done some days ago but it took me this long to post as we had a load shedding induced computer crash this week. And we have some google services blocked in our country so while I can upload pictures, I cannot view them.( Hopefully this post is published right). Same goes for other blogspot blogs, those take ages to load and viewing experience is quite useless without the pictures.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Sweet Tooth

Just after discovering the fact that I actually enjoy cooking, I have had another revelation. I have a sweet tooth and I enjoy making desserts far more then the savory dishes. This can have many ramifications. Sweets are supposed to be comfort food, so maybe I'm stressed. (With a clingy and hyperactive baby and two older kids, stress is the second name for my day). And so many sweet calories can not be good for our health. So, while I am trying to space out theses dishes, I can't help being excited about trying out a few more new recipes. Sweet is awesome.

Friday, September 21, 2012


The vest is almost done. I did have to rip out the back and re knit it in stripes as I ran short of yarn. However that was all for the best because I like it better with stripes. Now all the pieces are blocked and sewn up and I am working on the armhole and front band ribbings.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Vest Progress

So I did cast on a vest in worsted weight. And it did seem to fly initially however now that I am left with one front side and the finishing, things are slowing down. I already have my interest wavering and am tempted to start another project. The pleasure has been taken out of  knitting this vest by the worry that I might run out of yarn. There is only one way to find out, so I will stick to knitting this vest until it is finished, inshaAllah, or I run out of yarn.