I finished Ollie’s blue vest just in time. Just in time, because we woke up to snow! Just a dusting of it, but enough to be thoroughly satisfying. I never got tired of the snow when I went to school in Maine, and one of the few things I don’t like about Alabama is the lack of snow. So twice in one winter, even if it’s just a wee bit, is a wonderful thing!
This is the perfect warm winter vest, knit from a double stranded aran weight Debbie Bliss silk/alpaca yarn. Double stranding was a mistake, as the twist on this yarn is so loose and it is so prone to tangle that there are a number of places where I missed a strand, and it’s really not a pretty vest at all. But oh so warm and soft!
This is one of those items I started, then put aside, and picked back up months later. I need to remember that is always a mistake when knitting for children — it’s a little bit shorter than I intended, but Ollie seems to be really happy with it, which is all that matters to me.