Sunday, February 26, 2006

Veste Everest Finished!

Well, this is where I was as of 11:30pm Saturday night... finished the main pieces only to find my front was about two rows longer than the back, so there was a little tinking going on Sunday morning...



and Veste Everest is finished!



Both my photographer and photographer's apprentice are napping right now, so Veste Everest's unveiling is a bit plain. And trust me, after a weekend's bout with fever and stomach distress, I'm really not photo-worthy right now.

The details? For the largest size this pattern comes in, I needed 5 skeins Wool-Ease. I opened 6 skeins, but only because you work from two balls for the top front... however, both those balls are still 70% full right now and will most likely become charity hats down the road. I used Addi Turbo 16" circs and I'm really not please with this pair - there is a rough patch on the tip and one of the joins is... I don't know - wonky somehow - the knitting would not move smoothly up it as I brought it closer to the end of the needle. I didn't make the body longer as originally intended because of lack of time - it's okay -I tried it on and it sits a little lower than my natural waist. I hated the *k1bl p1bl* ribbing, so I just switched to *k1 p1*. One really cool thing about the pattern is that it is designed as such that when you seam up the sides, you can't see the seam because the K row at the end of each side comes together and just looks like the K2 between the cables - nice touch, Veronik!

My lovely husband heard my cries of distress from being hunched over this knitting these last 16 days and came home today with a massage seat for my knitting area of the sofa and a percussion massager for my shoulder blades...

Okay, off to a nap of my own now -

8 comments:

candsmom said...

WOOHOO!!! Gold, baby, GOLD!! I knew you could do it, Jo! Veste Everest is sheer perfection! It is absoltuely GORGEOUS and I can't wait to see modeled shots once the photographer and apprentice wake. ;-) I know how hard it is to find knitting time with a little one (and big one ;-)) in the house... I'm so amazed and impressed at how you managed to crank this out in spite of illness and everything else you have going on. It's so beautiful- congratulations to you!!! Take care and enjoy your well-deserved nap! :-)

Jen said...

Yay, and points for hubby! Whoo hoo, you finished! YEAH!

tara said...

I knew you would get it done. You never let a challenge go and always rise to an occasion. Fab job. I cant wait to see whats next.

MOM said...

Congrats Jo I knew you could just 'cause it was a challenge!

Jaimes said...

Way to go Jo!! Looks great, when you feel better we want to see you wear it.

Nancy said...

It looks fantastic - this has been on my To Knit list for a while.

Anonymous said...

Fantastic work! Well done! Love your KnittySP6xxx

turtlegirl76 said...

Wow! It looks great! You seemed it up and did the edge ribbing all on Sunday? Impressive. And what a sweet husband you have for getting you a massage chair!