Remember those Winter Solstice gifts I scrapped in exchange for a simple, sane, happy holiday? I got back to them this month and cast Lupine's off this week.
She's crazy about it.
The vest is my first sizable project from my own yarn. How satisfying!
The pattern is loosely based on Carina Spencer's Handspun Pinafore. But since I am unable to follow any recipe or pattern as it is written (Improvise! Modify! Adapt!) I changed it. A lot. I am utterly unable to silence my inner designer.
And I love how it turned out.
Instead of an open-front style pinafore I turned it into a pullover vest. I thought it would be a little more rough-and-tumble for farm days. And when she came in from chicken chores yesterday morning, caked with straw I decided that was true.
(For the record, all of Carina's patterns are stunning. Do check them out if you are looking for a new project this season.)