Sunday, November 22, 2009

A WIP and some yarn

I'm currently working on this long kimono vest, a free pattern. Mine won't be quite as long as pattern's version, but it is long. I chose this because I really like the stitch pattern. It's semi-open so my vest won't be too warm, and it's easy do. Also, the pattern shows up even with this dark Malabrigo worsted yarn I'm using. The color is a dark blue-black that looks great in sunlight because these overtones of blues and greens appear. In dim light, it looks like the color of squid ink. With a flash, as shown here, it looks like a medium gray. I'll have to be sure I show the FO in sunlight. I added a ribbing on the bottom, and I'll do more of a shawl collar. The vest in the photo doesn't look very trendy, but I've seen lots of long vests in the shops lately. I figure I can wear it over leggings if I want to be au courant this winter.

On the subject of Malabrigo worsted, I recently bought 5 skeins of this cognac color. I purchased the yarn on a recent trip to the Lake Tahoe area at the Lake Tahoe Yarn Company. I also bought 5 skeins of dark grey Shepherd's Wool, which is the store's best selling yarn.


crochetgurl said...

That is looking good! Is it in the Tortuga colorway? Everytime I see Malabrigo, I'm really drawn to Tortuga.

knitseashore said...

Your vest looks very au courant -- I can see it with a belt and leggings or jeans. There were some in Ann Taylor Loft that looked very similar.

Now I'm wondering what you'll do with that pretty new yarn?!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

You are going to look very fashionable in your new vest! You'll have to go someplace very expensive and sweep in to lots of admiring glances :)

Those are both lovely yarns. Choices, choices. Can't wait to see what you chose to make!

Knittymuggins said...

Can't wait to see this modeled :) You always make the most fantastic stuff.

Hope your Thanksgiving was lovely!