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June 23, 2007

I’m so close to being finished with Jerry’s Wallaby vest.

wallaby vest

I’m farther than that now. In fact, I’m so close to finishing that it is amazing I am not done yet. The hood is finished and grafted and the ends are woven in, which says a lot because there were tons and tons of them.  See?

Wallaby Vest

And that’s only the loose ends from the first half of the vest.

I’ve even knit up the ribbing around one of the sleeve holes.  I just can’t bring myself to do the second one because that first one was so annoying.  I started out by just picking up stitches around the armhole and knitting a two by two ribbing.  It looked really bad and holey.

I searched around in some of my books to see if I was doing the picking up of stitches correctly.  It seemed I was, but one book gave another suggestion:  Use your crochet hook to make a slip stitch edge, then pick up and knit from the crochet stitches.  It provided a firmer edge, which was what I was looking for since my gauge is somewhat loose for this project.

I’ll muster strength to do the other sleeve tonight.  I hope.

Other than this annoying little part, I’ve had fun making the Wallaby into a vest, and I think it’s going to be really, really cute on Jerry.  I’ll share all my modifications with you when I’m finished, then you can make your own!

10 Comments leave one →
  1. June 23, 2007 7:18 pm

    He looks great in those colors. Can’t wait to see it all finished up. You are in the home stretch now. Gotta run, there’s a fight brewing.

  2. June 23, 2007 7:24 pm

    Is this another Cotton project…?
    It looks gorgeous and your kids are so sweet!

  3. June 23, 2007 8:56 pm

    Looking good! Can’t wait to see the FO. Jerry is a doll.

  4. June 23, 2007 9:23 pm

    What a cute wallaby! Love those stripes!

  5. June 23, 2007 9:51 pm

    i am in awe of how many wonderful things you turn out a month. you are amazing and the wallaby ish vest is too cute.

  6. June 24, 2007 2:17 am

    The colors go so well together, and on Jerry. Very cute knit. I hope you’ll share!

  7. June 24, 2007 6:47 pm

    Those eyes! Such a sweet looking kiddo! Great mods on the sweater.

  8. June 25, 2007 4:43 pm

    Awww…what a cutie. Look forward to seeing the vest finished.

  9. June 27, 2007 10:59 am

    I never thought about a vest…what a good idea. I like the striping you did. It looks really good, esp for boys.


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