Vest

This will be the last knitting post of the season, as I switch to gardening with the spring time change. If this pleases you, because you're dismissive of knitting, I'd like to point out that the winner of the Canadian Blog Awards 2007 - Best Blog was Yarn Harlot. What a great name. I'll bet the College would pen me a letter within a week if I started calling myself Medical Harlot.

Last year I ordered RYC Classic Weekend by Rowan. The book is gorgeous, practically a coffee table book, packed with photos of women in ponchos meeting at abandoned bus stations, and picnicking on tea and pears on windswept beaches bundled in Fair Isle cardigans.

I picked the Nessie vest.

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*Photo from Laughing Hens

The model is wearing her vest over her pajamas. She is playing Scrabble on a Saturday morning in her weekend getaway cabin with her girlfriend, who is similarly dressed in a knit garment over pajamas. They look happy and refreshed. The scene is not one with which I am personally familiar.

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*Photo from Laughing Hens

I used Mission Falls 1824 wool in Oatmeal, which I ordered from Camilla Valley Farm. I started this vest when I was still nursing Ariana, so I had to estimate my post-lactating bust size. I realize now that I was optimistic. Other than that, I enjoyed the project. 

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I finished the vest last month, and promptly wore it five days in a row. It's versatile - I've paired it with a t-shirt and jeans, and a blouse and dress pants. I have yet to wear it with pajamas.