Grass Creek Park Vest kit
By Mabel Corlett of the Wool Room in Kingston.
Needles: 3mm circulars
Buttons: Pewter ovals
Stranded colourwork. Applique stitch.
I had these buttons in my stash.
It was fun to look through them all and pick out the ones I thought were appropriate.
I realize now why my Mum used to ask me to pick out buttons for her sewing projects. She was very absorbed in all her work. It was indeed a way to keep me busy and stop bothering her. I could entertain myself in a button collection for hours. Such as last night. Now I get it. Thanks Mom. dejà vu
I sewed small buttons to the underside of the ribbing to stabilize the pewter ones. They have a tendency to wiggle around. Most of my photos had lopsided buttons...
I really wanted to model this knit myself. So many hours I poured into this. I have no camera man in that case. I had to enlist my teenage to take photos. They all turned out a little wobbly but I can't have it all.
This knit is done. Fini. I can die now. Hee.
The swatching has begun for the next ideas in my head but...
It will be a frosty friday before I take on another fair isle.
P.s. I wish now that I had taken a before photo of the curled ribbing. I did not want to share that mess with you. Now that blocking has become my BFF, I wish I had proof.