Finally, pictures of the finished Blustery. Blustery has in fact been finished for quite a long time, but the weather, I, the camera and the photographer haven’t been present at the same time. Well, the weather has been there all the time, but when I, the camera with loaded batteries and a photographer have been present, then the weather has decided to stop co-operating, and to show who is the boss, and rain has poured down on us all. Folks, this is the best I have been able to come up with. Sunny weather, check, camera with loaded batteries, check, I, check, Blustery, check, photographer, oh no!
Blustery was a nice project to work on. Instead of Anna Bell’s suggested yarn Debbi Bliss Cashmerino DK I used Rowan WoolCotton, since that was what I had in my stash, and it worked very well. I’m a little ashamed to admit that I don’t anymore remember what needles I used (it IS some time since I finished and there has been a lot of water running under the bridge since the moment I cast off). But what I want to point out is that Blustery has several interesting features making it a great knit: tubular cast on, tubular sewn cast off, pocket, side shaping...need I say more? There was entertainment all the time. Anna’s pattern is very clear and well written, and caused me no problems. I'm sorry my un-modelled picture is not really showing up this vest at it's best.
What I’m still a bit undecided on are the buttons. I love the buttons (sorry for the a bit blurry picture), they are from my Mum’s stash that I got years ago, but can very well be from my Gran’s stash originally (we are talking real vintage here). But they are a bit heavy, and drag the fabric a bit. A lighter, flatter button could be an alternative. What do you think?
Coming up next: the mitten season has begun! Two mittens in progress to show, I need only to get pictures of them. Thankfully mittens in progress can be pictured un-modelled. One factor less to take in to consideration!