Friday, December 7, 2012

It's All About Purple

First up is this recently completed vest.


Started last winter, it was put down when the heat wave struck in March. 
It's quite warm and cozy.



Those perfect buttons were found second hand.

 
With a sister's 50th Birthday a week a way, I finished this shawl just yesterday. 

Just a sneak peak

The yarn was spun and dyed by a knitting group member, which makes for an extra special gift.

It's full of sparkle, but it doesn't photograph well in the finished project.



I think she needs a red hat to go with it.

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And just before he left for his home, I had a bit ball winding help with some lovely purple merino silk yarn. 



He did a great job. 

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13 comments:

Cathy said...

Gorgeous gorgeous vest! The colour is perfect and the stitch definition is fantastic, what a brilliant piece! Handspun yarn is always special and when it's made into a handmade item it's doubly special.

Lynne said...

Love the vest . . . Perfect or our pring like December weather . . .

Little hands and eyes being a help mate . . . the best!

Chrisknits said...

Love the vest! And the shawl is lovely. I wish I could get my girls to wind for me!

Sue said...

I love the vest, looks so warm and cosy, one to add to my list me thinks

thecrazysheeplady said...

Beautiful!!! And what a lovely visit you've had :-D.

TexWisGirl said...

cute little helper! can't wait to see more of the shawl. looks beautiful!

Beth said...

The vest is pretty and your helper is so cute!

Kathryn Ray said...

So many lovely things. :-)

Buttons said...

Love the vest and your sis will love the vest. Cute little helper. B

AllyB said...

I really want to make that vest. It looks to be exactly what I need when the a/c kicks on in my room at work during the winter. Your little helper looks like a keeper. Thank you for sharing.

WonderWhyGal said...

oooh, I love all of those cables on the vest. Beautiful! That sneak peak of the shawl is stunning.

Rosemary Aubut said...

I love the color of the vest! Beautiful work!

Debbie said...

Missed this one too, but the title really caught my eye! Beautiful!