Thursday, February 8, 2018

Couldn't Stand It


Okay, y'all.  I just couldn't stand to not use all of the beautiful Noro Taiyo yarn I ordered for this project.  So... I added the sleeves called for in the pattern.


Unfortunately, I STILL have a skein and a good part of a second one left.  My brain is whirring on what I could do to use all of this beautiful yarn.... a hat... a scarf... add length to the jacket...


The good news is that I LOVE. THIS. JACKET!!  I really liked it as a vest, but I love it even more as designed!  So glad I couldn't stand the waste of yarn.  My Beloved laughed and shook his head saying, "Oh, my frugal bride."  I'm not sure I could consider my yarn addiction frugal.  Ha! But, I'm not a waster of the yarn goodness.  ;)

(Knitaddict, I added what I could about the underarm decreases on my Ravelry page here.)


I was so sad when our LYS closed it's doors (for a second time).  But, I have to say, I've become quite fond of receiving these beautiful packages in the mail!  It's like Christmas every. single. time!


I'm excited and nervous... I'm seriously considering swatching after my last experience with the Flat Rib Popover Vest.  Considering.


Hoping I can resist the urge to just take off without the SWATCH!  Ha!

blessings ~ tanna

20 comments:

Catherine Holman said...

The yarn and the jacket are beautiful and look so cute on you! I finished a knitted poncho this week and currently working on a scarf for a dear friend.

Judy S. said...

Tanna, you are so funny! Good call on the "vest' sleeves; it looks great on you. If you knit a hat, maybe you'd have enough yarn to make some mitts, too?
(but not any with the vikkel stitch.....) Is the pattern that's hard to see what you're thinking of doing next? Whatever, have a great day and lots of knitting or crocheting fun.

podso said...

I'm glad you followed your frugality. The sweater looks amazing!

karen said...

your jacket is stunning! You have a way with colors :) I love that green yarn and have some yarn envy!

Linda said...

Oh my gosh Tanna....that suits you to a “T”...love it!
You made the right decision...fab u lous!
Enjoy your weekend...
Cheers!
Linda :o)

Dee said...

Oh I KNOW you should swatch, but doesn't it seem like a waste of time that you could actually be MAKING something?

The new project looks BEAUTIFUL!

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

It looks awesome on you. Love that yarn! Sad about the yarn shop closing, al of ours have closed here, too. Very sad. Ok, I never swatch, and I am always sorry for that....you know Gauge is a four letter word to me....just saying...but I would swatch in the future...only because it takes so long to make something big and you want to make sure you can wear it afterwards. I always enjoy seeing the beautiful things you create. You are alway so talented. Wishing you a day filled with many blessings sweet friend. :)

La Table De Nana said...

You are a lovely MODEL for your beautiful stitchery Tanna..and I do not want to be mean here..but I told you you looked like Meryl..in seeing her a few times recently because of the awards..I take it back.
You are you..and I think lovelier!Had to clear that up;)

knittingaddict said...

Thank you for the pictures, I think I might get it now. I have to Finish My Carbeth before I can work on the sweater again. I love the sleeves. Sandy

Caffeine Girl said...

That is a fabulous sweater! Yay for extra yarn and the willingness to experiment!

Bonnie said...

Looks fabulous! You are smart as a whip and cute as a button!

How far away or you from Dallas?

NanaDiana said...

What a beautiful jacket. I wouldn't add on to it, I don't think. I think it is just perfect. Maybe a hat or scarf? You did a great job on it!!! xo Diana

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Your sweater jacket is so pretty, Tanna, and looks terrific on you. A matching hat would be nice, too. Have a great weekend!

steph said...

i envy you the vision to go from what I thought was a fabulous perfect vest.....to this even more amazing jacket!!! Viva frugality!!! And that new yarn! swoon.

I think I've temporarily solved my oversize knitting issue.....and started some toys.

Lynne said...

Love it in the jacket too . . .
Beautiful . . , and not wasteful at all . . .
A hat might be spiffy . . . in a soft slouch style . . .

Andi Gallegos said...

That jacket!! It is beautiful and looks perfect on you!

Softie said...

Beautiful! I love it!

Decor To Adore said...

Bonnie Morgan (Living With Thanksgiving) told me I HAD to visit your blog and I am so very thankful I did.
It will be such a delight to meet you in person next week.
I hope you will wear one of your stunning creations.

Amanda said...

Love that jacket and all those colors! You have been BUSY with all of your knitting and crocheting, not to mention making lovely handmade valentine's and seeing to your golfing duties. =) Goodness! I hope you enjoy your week. Love you! XOXO

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Perfect fit. Looks great!

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