Saturday, November 19, 2011

A-hem.....

It was my most interesting Friday Night Sew-In, producing this....



I should have trusted my instincts when the number of stitches picked up around the neckline made it pucker.  The finished neckband was too tight so I ripped it out.  So here's where the vest stands after blocking the pieces and stitching the shoulders together on FNSI....




Productive?  Yes.  There may not be a finished vest, but I am more confident in my instincts than I was yesterday morning ;)

I also hemmed two pair of pants that were purchased at the secondhand store almost three months ago.



Thank you, Heidi for hosting this month's FNSI!  I soooo needed some warmer slacks for work!

I'll be stopping by to see what all this month's participants have created.  Use this link to see some great works and inspirations, and have a great Saturday!

19 comments:

Impera_Magna said...

I always follow patterns, even against my instincts, the first time... I've done some ripping out myself... the vest is looking cool tho... you got a lot done last night... hemming pants is a chore!

MyStory of HiStory said...

You were productive, indeed! It's one thing to notice imperfections &/or make mistakes - and quite another to be able to correct them ... especially knitting! Wow...I'm impressed that you are able to do that. Looking forward to seeing the finished vest. I like the deep olive green color! Clever post title too :)

barb's creations said...

Love the colour of the wool you're using,don't forget pic's of the finished item whhen you're done :) Barb.

Alison said...

I have the same problem with getting my pants hemmed. Fail.

shez said...

well done on a productive FNSI

Toni said...

I would love to be able to knit something functional like that! Well, I'd love to knit anything really. Sounds like you had a productive night!

rosie said...

Your vest is going to be lovely when it is finished.. I always try and listen to my 'gut' feeling, it is usually right..

Stitchin' time said...

Thanks for visiting my blog :). I'm not a knitter so I admire those who can and that is going to be a lovely vest when finished.
Lol, about the hems! At 157cm(5'2.5") this is a bugbear of mine also as I need to shorten most legs on long pants that I purchase. I feel very relieved when it's finally done.
Cheers,
Robyn

Karen said...

Awesome work on that vest! I tried knitting a while back and for the safety of those around me I decided to walk away from the needles. Just couldn't wrap my brain around it. I have soooo much respect for those of you who can master it! Nicely done!!!

Julianne Enery said...

I have to do mending tomorrow but loved the work I did get done on the FNSI..at last may be caught up with all my swaps

Manda said...

Lots done! Great knitting!

Jindi's Cottage said...

Well done on a productive FNSI...your vest looks like it is going to be very nice...

Maria said...

You did well...very productive :-)

4BushelFarmgal said...

Thanks, everyone, for the kind words! I've been stopping by so many blogs and have seen such nice creations. It was a successful FNSI :)

Marie said...

okay -- it must have been pant hemming night! I did two pairs also -- but forgot to link up....

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Sharon said...

Thank you for stopping by! So sorry I didn't have anything to show for FNSI. I'm feeling a bit better today. Your vest is looking good!

Kay Lynne said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Your vest looks great! Hope to see you at the next FNSI :)

Sandy R said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I had done a lot of preliminary sewing and just wanted to get the blocks finished! I love starting and finishing quilts but some times hate the in between! LOL

Ellen said...

You had a very productive evening - your vest looks great. The FNSI does help us make progress on our projects! Thanks for stopping by my blog.