After I finished my Ruffly Scarf the other day, I faced a big decision. What to knit now? I have a number of started projects. Should/would I finish one of them? That would be the sensible thing to do. So did I do it? Of course not! I succumbed to the lure of starting a new project.
I’m now working on the mitered square vest featured on the cover of the September issue of Creative Knitting. I have five skeins of Berella So Soft in a white/blue/green variegation. I think that’s enough to knit this vest so I’ve started. It’s knit in four pieces. Once I get one ball of yarn knitted up, I’ll know if I have enough to finish the entire vest.
Getting started was a bit of a pain. First, I didn’t allow enough of a “tail” when I was casting on. The second try saw me putting the miter in the wrong spot. Guess I don’t count so well. I ripped that back to the cast on and started again. Three times is a charm. This time it appears to be going well.
It’s always interesting to me to see how the color changes work out when working with a variegated yarn. I thought this might be even more interesting since it’s a mitered square design. We’ll see. This is my newest “computer project.” These are projects I work on while reading email and blogs. I’m ignoring the previous two which are here pining away, hoping for completion.