Sunday, February 6, 2011

From this...


Step 1:
Buy some yarn at the Ardent Alpaca, Beechworth, Victoria
on a holiday girls' shopping day,
knowing that the cost for such quality and beauty is just irrelevant.

Little Boozle 2011

Step 2:
Sneak it home hidden in the suitcase
until you can sneak it onto your stash where it has "surely been for months"...

Step 2a:
Swear lots when hubby somehow ends up with all the holiday receipts on his desk.

Footnote: To be honest, fellow girl shoppers (who don't knit or sew
or understand the sheer heaven of such gorgeous yarn lol)
had already spilt the beans to spouses to justify their spending on the day.
Step 3:

Make up a ball when 40 little kitty cat claws are locked away in the bedroom.
I swear that those kittens can SMELL my knitting from a mile away.

Little Boozle 2011

Step 4:


Pattern: Neighborly vest by Jennifer Casa

Yarn: Alpaca/wool/silk

Little Boozle 2011

Little Boozle 2011

Little Boozle 2011

Little Boozle 2011

Little Boozle 2011
I might possibly have accidently turned the neck piece back to front but meh!
It looks fine.
The pattern has a folded up hem but this yarn knitted up like a cotton
so I did a ribbed hem to match the armholes.

Next time I make this it will be in a stiffer yarn
and definately aiming for a more rustic rather than lolly-coloured look.

It is supersoft and well loved.

Lucky. She needs to wear this one lots to pay for itself.


Kate said...

I LOVE it! Its all worth it when you cast off such a treasure I think.

Tracy aka Mad Quilter said...

Lol Tas I like the "it's been there for months" ruse. It's one of my favorites.

That pattern is now on my queue!

Liz said...

Gorgeous!! See, with gorgeous knits like these, you really are the cause of me buying a book on how to knit lol

Clodagh a.k.a. Isra said...

love it! and its just the same as buying a souvenir ;-)

Sue said...

Oh it looks very sweet! I know all about the hiding of the yarn too, lol!

Catherine said...

so beautiful! I've been known to leave things in the car for a while (normally when I've been on an op-shop binge), and bring them in bit by bit! It is so beautiful - and has a great story behind it, which makes it even better, yes?!

Kathryn said...

Such deliciousness! LOL at yarn hiding/receipt finding! I hide mine in the cupboard in the spare bedroom. It came as a bit of a shock to DH last time we had visitors and he opened the drawers to check they had room for their clothes. There wasn't even enough room for a sock! (Lots of sock yarn if they wanted to knock up a pair during their stay though!)