One of the problems with having several medium sized knitting projects on the go is that I don’t get that thrill of finishing things as often. However, I am making pretty good progress on the ribbed vest.
I’ve finished the tube for the body, bound off the front of the neckline, and am starting on the yoke.
I used short row shaping to create some extra room in the bust, which I hadn’t tried before, but which worked beautifully. I followed the instructions from Jenna Wilson‘s Little Black Top in Stitch ‘N Bitch: The Knitter’s Handbook, which were very easy to follow, even though I had to adapt them a little to fit the rib pattern,
If you look carefully, you can see the little bumps where I wrapped stitches. It makes a shallow dart shape.
I’m very happy with the hip and waist shaping. Because I was working in the round, I wanted to shape the waist without screwing up the rib pattern. I think it worked really well. I might try using the same technique for bust shaping some time.
Because the vest is getting to be quite bulky now, I’m no longer taking it to work everyday. So I needed something to knit on the bus. I did a bit more on the fishnet shrug for a couple of days, but I’m feeling very blah about that just now. So I decided what I needed was something easy and satisfying and quick to finish. I probably should have cast on the cardigan I want to make for my friend’s 1 year old, but I didn’t have measurements handy. So instead I’m making a scarf for the first time in at least a year, maybe longer. However, it’s a gift, so I won’t post pictures until the recipient gets it. But I will provide a hint: