Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Lace Camiknickers

It was so nice to see the knitted vest take shape and create something from one of my knitting books I decided to go ahead and knit these lace camiknickers too. I am using the gauge given in the pattern, and added 2 pattern repeats total. I am knitting it in the round, as I'd rather not have any seams in the garment. The yarn I'm using is a lace weight alpaca/silk mix, and it makes a wonderfully soft fabric.

I am not really used to having to learn by doing. Normally I can read my way to most things, but with knitting it's really different. In the beginning it frustrated me, but now I'm starting to enjoy the process. So far I think the biggest surprise is the amount of negative ease I can calculate in. With the alpaca vest I thought it might end up a tight fit, but not at all. It's amazingly elastic. I'm looking forward too see what new things I'll learn on this project :)

Sorry about the quality of the pictures. I decided to use my camera, as the scanner is awkwardly placed and a pain to get to.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Knitted Undies Part 2

I've finished the knitted vest :) Just in time for the below 20's, I suspect. At the moment it's not very cold at all, it varies between -2 to -7 degrees, but this can surely not last.

I had my breast reduction approved, and will have the surgery some time after new years, so I padded the dress form with what I think (hope) my new measurements will be.

For anyone interested in the notes I made while knitting this you can have a look at my project at ravelry.