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Autumn leaves

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a UFO?!? No! Wait! It’s an actual FO!

This is my second Morning Walk vest, this time knit in vibrant red! If you can remember back two years I cast on as part of the knit along for this pattern back in October 2016 (according to Ravelry)

The problem was that I tried to add length. I knit the green sample out of one skein with a little yarn left over. But apparently not enough to add length below and above the button hole.

So I knit up into the yoke, ran out of yarn, and frogged back to the underarms to remove the extra above the button hole. Ran out of yarn again, and frogged back to below the button hole to remove all the extra length.

Then I ran out of yarn AGAIN when I was working the seed stitch at the top of the yoke. I shouldn’t have, but either my gauge, or the skein, or both were off slightly. These things happen.

I frogged back one last time, worked less of the leaf lace in the yoke and no short rows. This vest has a completely different neckline from the first. But it worked!

Then it sat for a couple months. Then I wove in ends and blocked it. Then is sat for a couple MORE months. Then I finally added the button.

Given how many times I had to frog, it’s a miracle the thing ever got finished at all…

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Fall Sweater Challenge

This post was supposed to go up hours ago. But Windsor is home sick which means no breaks for mama.

But I wanted to tell you about the Fall Sweater Challenge today because the first of many cool give aways is happening!

What is the fall sweater challenge? It’s a laid-back knit along started by Buffalo Wool Co. They’ve gotten some pretty awesome yarn folks to sponsor and we designers are stepping in with patterns too.

Today there’s a manic Monday give away featuring a sweaters’ worth of yarn from Bay Haven Short Tails! Follow the link to see how to enter!

And please join us on Facebook or Ravelry. I’m joining in with a WIP pullover. And I’ll be back with details on the KAL for a new design too!