Tuxedo Vest Ribbing

    I must admit, I haven't been keeping up knitting the vest as much lately, but I have spent enough time on it to bind off at the bottom of the body. I joined the vest in the round to make it a pullover and have knit the ribbing at the bottom. I think it looks great! I put on the vest to see how it fit and I think it will be perfect. I chose to make it in a medium figuring that I will be wearing it over shirts and need a little extra room for the bulk. When I put it on, I noticed it is definitely wide enough for me. I might have been able to get away with a small, but that is alright, it still looks good.

    The yarn feels so nice and I can tell the vest will be warm - great for the fall. Next up I need to pick up the stitches around the neck and knit an edge of ribbing. The ribbing is to be about 6 in. long and it gets folded inward and tacked down to give the vest a nice collar. Knitting those back stitches with a provisional cast on will come in handy. It will look seamless once they are picked up with the neck edge.

    For the summer, I will have much more free time since the summer math tutoring at Xavier has fallen through. But I think I deserve to enjoy my summer and although I may get bored at times, I can think about how busy I will be in the fall and appreciate doing nothing. I have several knitting projects in mind, but I promised myself I would finish old projects before starting new. Let's see here, there is still...

  • Dad's chocolate sweater
  • Diamante socks for me
  • Tuxedo vest

All of which are so close to being complete! But in the next few weeks, I have to finish up a surprise project for a close friend of mine. A project that takes precedence over all others and is going to be a masterpiece once it is done. I will share it once I have finished it and given it to my friend. I'm sure she will treasure it for the rest of her life. 


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