The last day of October already
and although actually we are not into Halloween over here
I thought this lady is suited for this day
I'm knitting again !
But first I frogged a try-out with the lovely coloured
Rowan kidsilk haze stripe and some Drops alpaca,
the two didn't work well together.
I bought some new light blue Drops kidsilk to go with the Rowan.
Then I picked up the mitered vest,
that was kind of hibernating for a long time,
and started knitting ...
At least, that's what I wanted
but I had to do some serious reading
before I remembered again
how to do the pattern
I think it must be old age:
because I didn't know with how many stitches to start with,
what to do with the first and the last stitch on the row ...
and I had done already quite a bit !
And I have done a vest just like that before !!!
But luckily the magazine was still there ;-)
( yes, from looooong ago )
I remember people asking when I was wearing the blue vest
( that I did before ... but gave away to a friend )
if I sewed all the little parts together ?
you don't have to
and this clever way to do it, was all in the magazine !
( Nowadays you can also find similar patterns
for mitered knitting on "Ravelry" )
HA ... and the fun part is
that you never have more than 25 stitches on your needle
(or 49 stitches when I make the bigger squares)
The back and side pieces are finished so I could start on the front
Our two housemates
enjoyed a lot of autumn sunshine !
The last fun thing for today was brought by the post
a huge bag "mit Liebe verpackt" with wool I ordered in Germany
( I'll probably take part in a Christmas fair in the village
so there has to be done some serious felting ! )
Ohhh, we had a very clear sky last night
so there was still the beautiful moon