Thursday, October 22, 2009

In-Vest for Peace

20 comments:

duraknit said...

I definitely need to work on my crocheting! That speed thing is very appealing. But I love to knit, and don't want to relinquish any of my knitting time. . . I guess there are worse dilemmas ):. Very nice vest, Sue!

--Elizabeth

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Shirley said...

Sue
I wish I could crochet at your speed! I've been working my butt off on this sweater for over a week now! (Almost done though. Thanks again for the help and encouragement!)
Shirley

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Shirley said...

Thanks Sue! (Off to add your name to my email list.)
Shirley

Reed said...

I suspect Sue has gnomish help. She starts a piece and in the middle of the night the gnomes come out and almost finish it.

It accounts for Sue's speed producing beautiful items.

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Shirley said...

Ah Ha!
I think you have something there Reed!
It's the only explanation for her speed!
No wonder Sue is the crochet Guru. ;-)

Becky said...

Sue--

Great vest, and great speed making it! I notice you adapted it so you don't have to fuss about buttonholes and buttons. Brilliant! And if you have a few extra productive gnomes (or elves, for that matter) to send my way---I'd give them a nice home where they could keep busy doing lots of different things. No boredom, ever.

--Becky

Becky said...

P.S. I like your choice of colors, too. The red looks heathery, at least on my monitor. Very lovely.

--Becky

Kathy said...

Somewhat off-topic, but Sue Willis, the designer of the In-vest for Peace, just moved her yarn shop Mews Mews, to a great new location. It's my favorite LYS. Give her a shout on Ravelry!

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Bloo said...

Goodness, Sue... you are so FAST! Amazing!

muchoyarn said...

I love that vest pattern. I think the knitted one is on the website, right? I always think I don't have enough time but I bet I could do that one. This time around, I made 5 hats in about 10 days so I was pleased, but I'd love to do a vest next time. Now I am wondering if I can still crank out a baby blanket for mid November...

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Becky said...

Sue--

Kool!

Can you dye a whole skein of yarn with Kool-Aid while it's still in the skein, or do you have to unwind it? Do you have to wash the yarn first? This is something I've toyed with wanting to try, but have been a bit skittish. I can imagine myself getting all tangled up in the yarn before I've even got it near the color.

--Becky

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Reed said...

Hi Sue,

Yes. I would like your Koodaid dyeing methods. Is it appropriate? I think so, since this blog is used to support and help one another.

Reed

Afghan Ann said...

Kool Aid dye instructions from Knitty.com are --
here

If you are using this method for something that we are sending to Afghanistan, please be very careful to rinse out all the Kool Aid. Make sure no scent remains. We have to be concerned about insects or other creatures that might have access to the packed cartons between here and the other side of the world, esp as a lot of time can pass in the process (for example, delays at customs). Kool Aid colors will fade in the sun more quickly than commercial acid dyes.

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