Thursday, 30 September 2010

Wickedly fuchsia

So time for a reveal! Yes, the long awaited wicked vest is now finished, blocked and buttoned and ready to wear. Only took me over a year to get this one off the needles but hey, at least this one managed it:)) I can finish small projects easily but long ones seem to die a death or end up in a long hibernation once I start getting bored. So I don't tend to make many big projects any more. Every now and again I try - like the hawaiian flowers blanket - but its very stop and start at the moment too. I LOVE the flowers, I enjoy making them too but I just don't seem to be able to be monogamous in my projects! Got to have more than one on the go:)

But the wicked vest has made it and it fits! This was an issue as I thought the ribbing and my use of a different weight yarn might mean a very skinny rib fit but no - whew! Looks nice and skinny on the dummy though:) Not quite so skinny in real life - probably because I don't have adjustable buttons to reduce my bum size :))) What a wonderful thing that would be!! I'm not totally convinced about the white shirt underneath either. I'm not really a shirt person so it looks and feels a bit uncomfortable on me  - rather a staid look for me, even in fuchsia! So I think I'll need to experiment a bit till I get the right combo or it'll end up never worn, and that would be a shame after all that knitting and all that waiting!

I did manage to find some really cool rose shaped buttons for this though. I swithered on whether to have a contrasting or harmonious colour as I've seen lovely versions on ravelry that worked either way, but the subtle combinations won the day - if you can call bright fuchsia buttons subtle! But what a job I had getting the right shade of pink! I didn't realise how difficult it would be trying to match this yarn. It's not bright pink, nor rose and has a paler tone overall so nothing seemed to be 'just right' as goldilocks would say. Eventually I decided to go for see-through ones hoping that the yarn colour would come through and soften the overall tone of the buttons. I think it's worked rather well ;)) Girly but not girly, if you know what I mean.

Now, I have to consider the other poor projects in hibernation.... if I don't get distracted...... again! :))


  1. What a gorgeous vest and yes I think you got the button thing spot on

  2. Hi love the colour wish l had a waist for something like that hehe..working on it though lol
    Energy comes in spurts l crash every couple of days or just fall asleep in my dinner hehehe
    Getting there though we have to finish 80% by mid November...well that's the plan hehe
    Hugs Suz x

  3. Maybe a t-shirt type top under it rather than the fussy buttons and collar etc of a shirt....or a turtle neck.....whatever you do that is one very pretty wes'kit!!!!!

  4. This is beautiful! I love the buttons and I super love it with the white/pink shirt underneath. Perfection!

  5. Perfect for the fall. Love the color and especially those charming rose buttons.

  6. Thank you for the lovely comments and alternative top suggestions:) The weather has certainly turned cold enough to need a knitted vest now so I'll be trying it out with different tops very soon!


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