Monday, 16 July 2007

Vested interest

Now that Geoff's vest has been delivered, and I have confirmed his satidifaction with said item, I can comfortably blog it. Heaven knows I sweat over it, so I need some FO-satisfaction!

Geoff's vest was knit from Bendy Rustic 12ply in Graphite, from the Panda Magnum Book 201 Classic Knits for Adults on 5mm needles. This yarn is fabulous to knit (no news flash there of course). Lessons: don't forget to keep a stitch in the midle of the V-neck shaping!!


Geoff caught me in a weak moment when I agreed to this commission ("Wow, you knit! How cool is that! You're so clever....do you do commissions??") but he humoured me by getting right into the whole yarn and pattern selection thing, bless him.


Geoff and his lovely partner R have a little boy a couple of months older than Pirate Jim. It was O's second birthday while we were in Germany, so although it was a little late, I tucked a little gift into the vest for O:


Modelled by Pirate Jim. This is a standard roll-edged beanie knit in Naturally Colourworks handpainted yarn (shade 988) on 5.5 mm dpns. It always attracted comment if I knit it in public and I'm really happy with how the colours pooled and blended. Apparently Mr O likes it too!

Now that these guys are off my list, I've got a touch of the startitis that's been going around. So many projects....so many bloggers have inspired me.....and I obviously don't have the right yarn to start any of them so will just have to buy more....

Sigh. Its a tough life....





12 comments:

Bells said...

you finished the beanie! Gosh that looks great. I love the way the colours gather like spilled paint!

And I have that book of patterns you got the vest from. They're good, classic styles aren't they? Looks fab!

Tanya said...

Oh they both look wonderful! The vest is so neat! And I love the rainbow beanie - bet he's got a lovely warm head now.

Rose Red said...

Have to love a man (or child!) who is appreciative of the handknits! They both look great.

kms said...

great vest, love the bendigo and can you re-send me the link to that roll up beanie, its gorgeous! i think its like the George Signature Item now :)

Olivia said...

Yay! FOs are great. The beanie is very painter-ly, I love how it's rainbow-y but strong and bright more than cute.

TinkingBell said...

Beautiful vest and the hat's great too! really like the colours and FO does a great modelling job!

Taphophile said...

Did you have to bribe PJ with a biscuit to pose? It's a damn fine beanie and I've seen a few. Geoff should be very proud of his vest - looks great.

How sad you have to buy more yarn. Such a burden on one so young. ;)

Jejune said...

Well done on the vest - and the beanie! Fantastic! And now you've accrued quite a bit of Commission Karma, so can happily say no to further requests for a while :)

Five Ferns Fibreholic said...

I love the beanie....makes me want to dive into the dye pot and do something similar.

Shazmina Bendi said...

I am in love with Pirate Jim, the beanie is very cool!
If you still havent decided on a colourway from The Knittery, check out Kelim and Exotic (they are my other current faves!!) I think they would make abeeooootttiiful clapotis. Although the yarn in PJ's beanie would look amazing as well..........

Honeygo Beasley said...

Lovely vest (what a nice gift). And adorable beanie on the cute little pirate!

Kate said...

I love that vest pattern. I'm always curious how guys dress up (or otherwise) classic knits like this as they can look drop dead Saville Row if you get a fella with a sense of style. Will Geoff consent to photography?

PJ, as always, looks gorgeous in that wonderful beanie; any problems wresting it from him?

Still waiting. No effect from the fruit cake other than a nice afternoon tea!