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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Two Totally Different New Finishes and a Rainbow Wearer ~

For quite a long time now my quilt group has made Christmas stockings for the local Ronald McDonald House each year, and I have always participated.  For some reason, I also always procrastinate this project until the very last minute, even though I only make two stockings.  So this past week since the deadline for turning them in was coming up, I did my two and here they are, front and back. (My first grade teacher told Mom that I was a procrastinator, and I guess she was right!) 

Here is something I did finish in a timely fashion.  I showed DD#2 the pattern called Brooklin Vest; she liked it and bought the yarn.  It's finished, she's worn it THREE times and just sent me this photo! (She cut her head off because she said she looked too tired.) The yarn is Berroco Vintage Chunky, so it was a relatively fast project and the first time I ever knit something side to side, which kept it interesting.  And there were NO seams to sew together!

This is what the back looks like.  The color is more true in the above photo, and you can also see that it looks much better on.

Then DD#2 sent this photo yesterday which was taken last month when we were in the Midwest and I delivered the Rainbow Sweater. (DD#1 is in the middle of the back row, and my sister is on her right.)  The sweater is plenty long and should fit GD#1 for a while. I'm sorry you can't see the buttons as they were a real find: golden suns! Just perfect for a rainbow, don't you think?

Have a great week!


Araignee said...

I love that vest. It's just what I need since hot flashes make wearing full sweaters only possible on the coldest of cold days.

Tired Teacher said...

The vest is lovely and such a pretty color. I've been eying a similar pattern.

Think it's wonderful when hand-knits are worn and loved!

Betsy said...

The vest is amazing! I love how it is different. It looks like your granddaughter is loving her sweater too. How neat is that.

Anonymous said...

You've been very productive this week. I love that Brooklin Vest. I may have to consider that after we get settled.

Right now all the yarny stuff is packed away with only my current project out to be worked on.

straythreads said...

adorable socks and great sweater vest

Caffeine Girl said...

That is a darling vest, and it fits perfectly. I tend to avoid vests because I don't need any extra bulk around my middle, but this one looks like it might hide some of that.

karen said...

wow that vest is something when it is on someone!! Lovely :) I love the photo of the rainbow sweater. Everyone is dressed for summer except one :)

Mereknits said...

Successful projects all around Judy.

kathy b said...

HI JILL!!!!!! She looks so great. Love the vest finish. LOVE the Christmas stockings and the joys they will certainly bring. Good job JUDY. Some people enjoy the big finish that comes with procrastination. WE are all different!

Anonymous said...

What a cool vest! I love that idea. Cute stockings, too. Your family is so lucky.