The Morehouse striped vest is off the needles.
This isn't a Sunday-best vest. It's meant to be worn Deep Cove-style, with rolled up sleeves, shirt untucked, ferns and pine needles snagged onto the back. When I knit something for a four-year-old, I fully expect it to be rolled around in.
It does work just as well worn reading Beatrix Potter in front of the fire.
The vest was a beginner-level project, knit with undyed Morehouse merino 2-ply in brown heather and soft white on 3.25 mm needles. The yarn was coarser than what I'm used to (but not itchy), and the needles smaller, and I enjoyed the change.
I've recently joined Ravelry, the online knit (and crochet) community, which allows you to organize your knitting projects, yarn stash and needles, and provides an extensive catalogue of projects shared by others. You have to apply to be invited to join, but I think that's just a manoeuvre to inflate members' sense of accomplishment and belonging. It's not like you have to mail them a swatch.
Or call it a season? I've been back to gardening already, we're planning our annual March-break California road trip and it feels like we're barreling towards spring.