timing is everything

14Dec12

I started a vest for myself.  I shouldn’t have, but I did.

At guild on Tuesday I won a mini raffle we did, and got a 2012/2013 Bergere de France magazine.  There are some GORGEOUS patterns in there, but I was taken by 2 in particular.  One of them I’m not sure what yarn to use, but the other…well…it’s a fun fur vest.  I know. 

I know.

I KNOW.

But it’s really cute, and worse comes to worst I’m always cold at home so….  Yeah.  Moving on…

The body is worked on 8mm needles so it’s a fast knit.  It’s kinda a shrug/vest hybrid, and on Wednesday night I cast on.  I finished the back ribbing and the first few rows of the body.  And then I brought it to work with me on Thursday so I could photocopy the pattern out of the magazine to make it easier to work on.

Now, I shouldn’t have started this project on Wed.  I had realized just that morning that Christmas might be in 2 weeks, but the last day of daycare/kindergarten is next week, which means I’m running out of time to do the holiday teachers’ gifts which I haven’t started yet.  I *should* have started those.  But I didn’t.

Which makes it only fitting that I forgot the project at work last night, and then today both boys woke up with fevers, meaning I had to keep them home, and be home all day, and NOT be able to work on the vest.

Which means that in about 5 minutes I’ll be starting the holiday teachers’ gifts, all due next week.  :)

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3 Responses to “timing is everything”

  1. 1 Robyn

    You are insane! What are you making the teachers this year?

  2. Fun fur? Really? *Rolls her eyes disapprovingly*

  3. 3 JayJay

    I hope you got the teacher’s gifts done! I started potholders (meant to go along with baked goods), but it was going much too slow and I needed about 12 of them. I decided on boxes of See’s Candy instead. :)

    I reserve judgment on the vest until I see the finished product. I am totally not a yarn snob (although I do love me some luxury yarn, don’t get me wrong), and sometimes novelty yarn is just the thing. I did my Vegas Scarf using a deep purple Bernat Boa, and I LOVE the added bit of fun it added to the scarf.


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