I completed my Diamond Cable Gilet...Before starting this project, I did not know that a gilet was a sleeveless jacket or vest. Apparently they are to be worn as an outer layer of warmth. Every time I knit a new piece I learn something new. This vest was no exception. Other than learning what a gilet was, I learned to keep track of when I began decreasing for shoulders and for the neck. (Trying to eyeball it just was not cutting it) My seaming skills also improved while putting this piece together. This site really helped me a lot.
I really enjoyed this hand knit and I've worn it a couple of times since I finished it and after wearing it, I like it even more. Whew, that's always a relief. Knitting is a bit gamble in so many ways. Don't you hate when you finish knitting something and you really don't like it? That's happened to me on more than one occasion.
But, I guess that's the thing with knitting and life....it's the process that matters and what you learn along the way. The shaping that happens is what makes it all worthwhile. However, sometimes that shaping requires much patience and many attempts. Ahhh, but enough philosophizing...
This yarn is a wool blend; it knit up wonderfully and has a great softness to it. The price made it perfectly affordable as well. I found the button at Michaels. I thought it was just right. (and it meant that I didn't have to run across town to the sewing shop! bonus!)
I have about 5 more projects in the Winter Glamour book that I'd like to make. Now, it'll just be picking the yarn out.....and finding the time. How about you, what's in your knitting basket right now? Whatever it is, I hope you enjoy the process as much as the finished project.