It's Been a Long time!

Wow - how much has happened since I have last posted here. I've started my teaching career, I found the man I want to spend the rest of my life with, and I've moved into a beautiful home in an amazing city! If you've been keeping up with any of my previous posts I'VE COME A LONG WAY!! I'm so proud of everything I've been able to accomplish and I could not be happier. So never give up hope and know that things will always get better, especially if you stay motivated and follow your heart good things will happen for you just as they did for me.

Why am I just now making a blog post? I recently have found time to knit again! Once I started teaching I had hardly any free time and with the little free time I had I wanted to spend it with people whom I love and support me and couldn't really focus on hobbies. But now that I've been teaching for 7 years I've settled into routine and have found a little more me time. I absolutely love the creative outlet and am really enjoying making and creating things again. I recently remembered how I started this blog and decided I needed to update it and start posting the projects I'm making these days.

From where I left off last time...

The tuxedo vest. I have worn this vest several times and I love it! I'm proud of this project and the unique way the collar lays because of the folded ribbed edge that is tacked down. I admit I need to wash it, but I'm so afraid of shrinking the wool and ruining the vest I haven't done it yet! I unfortunately have ruined many knit pieces this way... I'm not great with washing directions, mostly because I don't want to hand wash and I figure the delicate cycle on the washer is equivalent. Wrong. So I'll build up the courage, wash it correctly, and everything should be fine. Wish me luck!

This is how I usually wear it in outfits, over a pink button down. But I could also wear it with a white or chambray button down. It's very warm so it is definitely a fall/winter vest but the color is such a great pick-me-up in those dreary winter months. 

The twisted stitch looks incredible and I love the texture it provides. I highly recommend this vest for any level knitters and without sleeves this item will knit up quickly. Make sure to check out my previous posts for the pattern and my progress and my almost finished product

I plan on making many more posts in the future with the other pieces I have been knitting the last couple of months! Stay tuned- Heather's knitting is back!


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