Friday, October 26, 2007

Karolyn





I'm NOT good with working as a group. I like my own pace, and hate waiting for the contributions of others. In this case, I was waiting for pictures of Hannah with the vest "Karolyn", I made for her. Some - time - ago.
As you can see in the first picture, black things are hard to photograph, and quite boring on their own.
I wanted to knit something for Hannah, but it is always difficult because I wanted to surprise her, and I wanted her to like it. We have different tastes.
I've got this Berroco booklet Keltic # 249, and there I saw # 7 karolyn. It was made with Keltic yarn, but I could see it in my mind all black. So I substituted the yarn with Patons SWS in black (believe me, I would have loved to use something else, but I could not find the right weight for this project, in black, in either of the two LYS's I went). This yarn sheds like a dog in Springtime!
Besides substituting the yarn, I knit the rib part in the round, so it could be smooth, and without a thick seam on both sides. I dislike knitting with the color black, but this project went fast, because it had no sleeves, and it was knit with 5.5mm needles. It looked soooooo small, but it seems to fit Hannah. I like it a lot better on her, than on the model in the booklet. Thanks, for the pictures, sweetie! ;o)

9 comments:

Angelika said...

It looks great. I always like model pictures so much better than just laying somewhere. Nice job.

kelly said...

ohhhhh it looks great on!

Hege said...

It's beautiful on Hanna!

Have a great weekend :)

pat said...

It looks perfect on her!
(your a good Mom - I don't know if I could knit with pure black yarn)

shannon said...

it is fantastic! it really is lovely on her. fits perfectly!

The Knitting Blog by Mr Puffy the Dog said...

What a cute vest - so stylish! It looks perfect on Hannah - it suits her really well.

hakucho said...

Perfect Monika. It looks fabulous on Hannah. I love the ribbing...really is very cute and I bet she loves it!

Shannon said...

I love this, it would look phenomenal on my my daughter, and looks like its perfectly suited to Hanna.

Great job!

Violiknit said...

Perfect fit! What a hip vest!