Friday, January 8, 2010

Beautiful New Yarn and Repair Results

Zephyr DK blueberry
So how gorgeous is that JaggerSpun Zephyr DK 4/8? The blueberry color in reality looks more like blueberries with the bloom on them than denim blue. I love it. I wish you could feel its dreamy texture. I can't wait to start knitting the Dorothy Siemens sweater with it. DH is jealous he can't get a vest of this stuff. Hah! Not unless I can find a Cordura or Kevlar yarn to knit along.

Speaking of DH and his poor vests, here are the results of the evening spent doing vest first-aid last week.
purple vest repaired Here's the repair to the cast-on edge. I also reinforced all the way around. The new Lamb's Pride is a different dye lot than the one I knitted with, so there's a slight color variation. I don't think it's very noticeable.
Donegal vest repaired Believe me, this is the Donegal vest after repair. I was lucky I could do everything from the inside and keep the repair invisible when the vest is worn.
Rugged vest repaired Not so lucky with the old Rugged vest. You can see in the ribbing how the wool is just worn so thin. DH has accepted that this beloved vest will be laid to rest with honors in the cedar closet.

On a happier note, he now has a new Rugged vest to look forward to (almost). Just have to block, do the arm and neck bands, sew the seams. Photos of it coming soon, I promise!


fleegle said...

You did a beautiful job! I hope he rewarded you handsomely!

BB said...

Thank you.
I have a feeling I'll never hear a complaint about my yarn stash or acquisition again. :^D