Thursday, March 11, 2010


The leather 'n' lace project is progressing but it's mighty slow.  Some days I think I can see my vision coming to life and then, there are those other days.
This is a good day.

My design is a vest knit in one piece.  I am now almost 1/2 up the armhole on the back and then I'll just flip down the front which I hope will be a little faster than this has been.  The focus is funny and I couldn't get it any better.  It's not your eyes, the design does seem to dance.

The pattern is a simple leaf which I thought went well with the autumn-y color of the suede.  My fear is that it will get lost in the twists in the yarn that seem inevitable.  I've tried to eliminate them and create the right color on the right side.  Not possible for me and I'm a patient person. Maybe this is not as simple a pattern as I thought.  It would be super-easy in wool.

I changed to a larger needle - yes! I did swatch all over again! - to get as much mileage on the yarn as possible.  It's going to be a squeaker.  I think the fronts will use less - my fingers are crossed.  There's a small amount of uncut suede still to draw on. 


Mimi said...

amazing, I take my hat off to you!
It's going to be a really special vest.

deb said...

I like the twists - adds an extra dimension in colour. Looks great so far.

Ginny said...

How exquisitly unusual! I've never seen anything like it. Different and eye catching colors, yet still neutral.

Anonymous said...

What a fabulous piece, can't wait to see the results.

Lindy MacDuff said...

I am just amazed that one can knit leather! =) I think this will really be beautiful. Love the pattern.

jeannette stgermain said...

Oh, I know how it is to agonize whether I have enough yarn/suede in your case to end the project! It looks very special, Valerie!

Stine in Ontario said...

You are a very patient knitter! The vest is turning out well. Yes, I knit...but not as much as I used to.

Paws on the Run said...

Very cool!


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