08 December 2006

Drum roll, please ...

Well, here it is at last! No, your eyes are not deceiving you, this is a picture of the front of Tim's vest as it was being blocked - TA DA!

Needless to say, this is the wrong side of the front ... with the stitch holder in the middle of the v-neck, and the blocking wires holding it in shape. I am waiting until it's all sewn together to fool with the loose yarn ends.

The back is probably ready to be taken off the wires, so hopefully the next picture will be of the finished item. However, I am not going to predict when that will appear, because a) I really have no clue when I'll do it, and b) if Blogger has issues, at least one reader will post something pointing out that I have missed the "deadline," and c) I'm sure you have all been enjoying the suspense, right???

I have to tell you that I am really happy with the way it [seems to have] turned out. It's been a while since I knitted any article of clothing other than socks, so I was a little nervous. But it was fun to knit (well, except for that six rows short of yarn part), and Tim seems very happy with it. The next big question after When Will She Finish Putting It Together, will be Will It Actually Fit Tim ... so stay tuned.

We just got home from getting our Christmas tree - yay! It's spending the night outside in the garden, until we clear a space for it. Then we'll bring it inside, and get it ready for decorating. The big question this year is, how will Jetsam (aka The Gray Menace) react? He was already quite intrigued when he saw through the window that it was being taken out of the car.

I cannot WAIT to help with the Christmas tree!!

Have a good weekend, and remember - in eighteen days, it will be Christmas!!

6 comments:

the wicked witch of the east said...

that's the exact same vest cousin gerri wore in that episode of the facts of life. you're fooling no one madam. shame on you!

mary said...

Hey, thanks for the photo with the blocking wires. I might have to try them. I took a finishing class once but had to miss the evening they taught blocking wires so they have been a mystery to me. Love the vest! Nice job!

My luck with cats and Christmas trees is not good but hopefully your mileage will vary.

KSD said...

You know, a matching feline-size vest would look quite fetching on Master Jetsam. . .

Nice work, my friend!

Anonymous said...

Looks good so far - and thanks for showing the way the blocking wires work-

Carol said...

Boy, I can't believe you were willing to cut apart a perfectly good machine-made vest in order to keep up this charade....

Carol said...

Nice! even if you don't finish it, you still have something to put in a box and wrap! I love feline ornaments in the tree btw.