Anyway, onto the a finished object from a few weeks ago now, which just needed a chance to be photographed. Today, the temperature dropped a little so it came out and got worn to work with a brown skirt.
So, here it is.
Pattern: V Neck vest from Jo Sharp's Knit 1 Magazine.
Yarn: Baby Alpaca, 5ply/sport weight, purchased thanks to RoseRed, from the Alpaca shop in Berrima. She called one day, asked if I wanted some chocolate brown baby alpaca (or 'alpacky' as she likes to say) and I said yes. Lovely stuff. So soft and with a nice twist. And today, in that chilly spring wind, very warm!
Needles: Knitpicks 3.75mm.
Time: August 15 - September 28. It dragged on for a bit with that long band of rib, but the rest happened fast.
Modifications: I knit it in the round. After the last time I did that, I was never going back to knitting flat.
I'm mostly happy with it. It's a size too big although it's hard to tell from the photos. Jo Sharp patterns are often too big, so I'm told by RoseRed. But it's drapey and given I feel porky, it's probably good it's not too fitted. That said, the wide shoulders fall off throughout the day.
I might make another one in a different colour for winter next year, if I can face all that ribbing again. I like the low V. It's a nice change. And I'll definitely buy more of this yarn. It's SO soft.