Sunday, June 27, 2010

Lessons Learned



This Wilshire Vest is finished!  But here is the lesson I learned.  I loved the yarn so much when I bought it but had something else in mind so I only bought 2 skeins originally.  I decided to make this vest so when I started it, I quickly found that I would need more yarn.  I had to contact the manufacturer in Maine to have them send a new skein; the dye lots were not the same but close enough.  I was so determined to finish the vest; I loved the way the cables made it fit the curves and I was so interested in finishing the collar.  Once I finished the skein I had ordered, I needed another!  The collar took up much more yarn than I had imagined.  So the moral of the story is, always buy more yarn than you will need.  The extra yarn plus the shipping cost way more than the original price of the two skeins that I bought at the Sheep and Wool festival!  I finished this vest in June of 2010 when the weather was 90 degrees so I can't even try it on, so the dress form, Adele will model it for me!


This is a scarf that I am working on, the Easy Drop Stitch Scarf pattern, I am using the left over Mini Mochi yarn that I used for the Curlique Shawl, The stitch is easy but look s great, and the yarn is so soft.