I finished my high neck vest. I started this in the beginning of February and ran out of yarn. The yarn that I ran short on finally came in this past weekend. (only a month's wait!) Lesson learned: buy one extra skein just in case! After all the excitement of finally finishing it, I have mixed feelings about this hand knit. I'm not so sure I like it. Perhaps it's the fact that I was making it in the dead of winter and now that I've finished, it's spring. I will wait and see how I feel about it next fall when the seasons change and I'm thinking chunky knits instead of skinny cottons. In addition to waiting, I might need to secure the button hole at my waist though, it is pulling and gaping. I might also need to add another snap to anchor the front bands. I'm happy with my knitting, the yarn and the color. I'm just not so sure I like the finished garment. My vest turned out a bit longer than the one pictured in the magazine. I got gauge horizontally, just not sure I got gauge vertically. (Actually I'm pretty sure I didn't or else something else happened to make my vest so much longer :)) Oh well, it's done and time will tell how I feel about it.
Pattern: High Neck Vest, from Knit Simple Magazine Winter 2009
Needles: circulars Size 10 ½ & 11
Yarn: Classic Chunky in color 60619, 6 skeins plus a tiny bit of a 7th skein.