IMG_1350A weaving and sewing milestone. Real sewists please do not look too closely. This is a wee vest for wearing under my motorcycle jacket. That ubiquitous blue yarn, woven into a honeycomb twill, according to my book. Then, using a Saori book I found in a used bookstore as instruction I took scissors in hand and cut. Zig zagged the seams, and look at that, a curved neckline. Whoo hoo. I considered overdyeing the yarn, but honestly, whatever it is covered in to make it “moth proof” will likely make it hard to overdye, short of some kind of chemical blasting and then it would likely felt.  Turquoise ? Sure, that’s it, and it must have been a colour of the year at SOME point. What I love about this is the drape, and lightness of the fabric, and it’s sturdiness. I have already worn it on the bike and it works really well to keep me warm without bulk.  So – don’t mess with a woman on a motorcycle. This will work.  (And it didn’t spontaneously fall apart when worn, always a fear in the back of my mind. I am past that with most of the handknits; when I made my first few sweaters I would wear them in the house for a while before taking them out into the wild. If the arms suddenly fell off, well that would be a problem wouldn’t it? Ah confidence.)

IMG_1336And now for a blue that IS found in nature! This jay was pretty annoyed with me I suspect, I followed him all over the place trying to get a good shot.  From our holiday in September.

2 thoughts on “Finally!

  1. Leah October 7, 2013 / 2:42 am

    That is lovely!!!!

    • warpandwoofknitting October 7, 2013 / 4:55 am

      Thank you! I am very slowly becoming a bit more confident that I can use what I make. Fun.

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