Seaming, nothing more than seaming.
In the midst of the packing of essential stuff and memorabilia (What to take, what to leave?), I got to the yarn. If I take my whole stash, there won't be much room left in the trunk for other stuff. What about those unfinished things? The things that I thought important enough to knit, but for some reason or another, haven't finished. Is there one that is important enough not to be left behind? Yup, the first garment I have ever knit for myself. So I bit the bullet and started seaming. I can't say the seams are pretty, or even good, but the yarn is the kind that makes it hard to see how bad or good a seam you've done. It hasn't fallen apart yet either so I must have done alright.
Police: "Ma'am, you're being evacuated. You and the children have an hour to get out."
Me: "Crap, good thing I packed half the house into the car. I just have to get the children, cats, dog and my vest then I'm ready to go."
Police: "You're being evacuated to California (as if) ma'am, it's really hot right now you won't need a vest."
Me: "Good thing it's wool so it will hide all the sweat. Let's go."
Police: [Sigh] "Why do we get all the weirdos?"
Invested is seamed. The collar and zipper are the only things left.
I really liked knitting this. (Gut sucked in, chest out.)
It's a quick and easy to memorize pattern.
I like how it all came together even with my little modifications.
Pattern: Invested by Suaniell N. Connelly found on Magknits.
Modifications: I made the wrong size back and sides so I had to add little inserts under the arms to make up the difference in sizes. Other than that, none. I had thought to put buttons on instead of a zipper, but I can't figure out how to add a button band that won't obscure the pattern on the front so a zipper it will be.
Yarn: Suan used Lion Brand Wool-Ease, but I wanted wool since I like it better and it's colder here than in North Carolina so I substituted Bulky Lopi 100% Wool. 5 skeins total. It's a fast, very inexpensive knit and wearable for most of the year. Inside to keep the drafts away in the winter, outside in spring and fall and sometimes after a rain in the summer. I am already planning to knit another vest in a different design with a wool of the same weight.