Sunday, March 04, 2007

A very good trip...

I just got back from Chicago, where I attended a conference with a coworker for a few days. A "Nerd conference", according to my friend. :D This still cracks me up, and we made fun of it every day of our trip. Weather was lousy both there, as well as back here, so I got quite a bit of knitting done. Delays on airports, flights, spending evenings in the hotel room (we're nerds, remember), and an extra day of travel because of the snow storm in the upper Midwest.

I finished the blue stripy vest just on time for the end of the yarn diet, and actually wore it to class on Thursday.
Ta-daa!!I am very happy with the fit, and the thickness of it is ideal. It's thinner than the Argyle vest, and not as hot.

I also started a pair of Pomatomus socks in one of the Trecking colors I just ordered. I LOVE the color, but the sock leg turned out too tight, so I decided to turn them into wrist warmers. I neede pretty ones anyway, so these will definitely fit the bill:
It's a crappy picture, but trust me, they are really very pretty!

I also went yarn shopping (in March, mind you! I didn't break the rules of the yarn diet.) at Loopy Yarns, that was a very nice little yarn shop with a very nice selection of yarn and not too high prices. I'll have to post about my purchases at another time, as it's getting way too late, and I need some shut-eye.

7 comments:

inukshuk71 said...

Well done, I love the vest, and you'll look very much the "artiste" with your Pomatomus wrist warmers.

Lisa said...

I LOVE the vest. I assume it is your own pattern?

Chery said...

Stunning vest. I like your stripe sequences and colors.

gleek said...

cute vest! it looks comfy :)

Maud said...

What a great idea to change the socks into wrist warmers! The vest looks very comfortable, and the fit just right.

Leena said...

Onpa jumalattoman kauniit "hanskan alut"! Pitkästä aikaa kurkkasin tänne:)

mari said...

Todella hienot tulossa noista Pomatomus-versioista! Itse asiassa paljon hienommat kuin sukista. Eihän noin hienoa kuviota voi jalkaan laittaa... Itse menin purkamaan omani, koska jouduin "poolauksen" (:D) takia vaihtamaan lankaa joka kerroksella ja se oli vähän hermostuttavaa!