I’m joining Ginny this week for the Yarn Along.
Last week I whipped up this vest for Aria. I got a gift certificate to Stitch DC for my birthday and just before our trip to visit my mom bought enough Spud & Chloë Sweater to make each of the girls a Milo. I’ve wanted to make one for each of the girls for a while, thinking the thick, cozy vests would be great for layering during cooler weather. Once Ani’s Tiny Tea was done (minus the buttons, which I’d not yet found), I immediately cast on for Aria’s Milo (alternating to keep things fair) and found I could hardly put it down, so eager was I to see the final results. Hers includes my first attempt at fair isle – a ring of flowers around the bottom of the vest, created using this chart – which I’m pretty happy with. The vest looks awesome on her, with (very) bright colors and a near-perfect fit that is just loose enough to allow for a shirt underneath and just long enough to still fit after a growth spurt or two. Hopefully.
Aria loves it and is so excited to wear it I’m having a hard time convincing her to wait until the temps fall a bit before wearing it.
Ravelry notes here.
I’m currently listening to The Help through Audible. I’m not very far into it but really enjoying it so far. It’s a well-done production with different narrators for each part that really bring each character to life. I never finished Growing a Farmer, though I want to; I got almost halfway through the book and it was (over)due to the library and I’d run out of renewals. I’m hoping to check it out again next week.