Friday, April 22, 2005

Zephyr Top is finished!

At last, I finally finished this top! I thought it would never end. It's strange, because it is a really easy pattern, but for some reason it took me FOREVER! Of course it didn't help to come down with pneumonia for 6 weeks when the yarn and pattern first arrived!

This is a test pattern from SWTC. It's knit with thier 100% Cotton Beyond Bold yarn. This is the first time I've knit with it, and I found that it took me a while to get used to it. My stitches were coming out pretty uneven to start with, but once I tightened up my tension, the stitches evened out. It knits up a little stiff, but seems to have softened with blocking. I'm sure it will soften even more with a washing.

I'm now going to finish this vest that I inherited. A friend of mine had this yarn, I think its a cotton/silk blend, that she has tryed and tryed to make something out of, but it never seemed to work out. This vest was the final attempt, and when it came out too small for her, she finally got sick of it. Rather than tossing it, she gave me the vest to finish and keep for myself! The yarn is so soft! I feel happy and lucky to be the recipient. :)

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