G'day all!

I am suffering a case of insaknity.

(colour accurate under CFLs)

This weekend is the huge knitty fun fest of Stitches West. If last year is anything to go by, it will be an amazing retail fest.

Anyway, I decided that I wanted a new top to wear to Stitches. And I decided it had to be made out of yarn already in my stash.

This yarn, to be precise. Four ply or fingering weight.

In this pattern (rav link). I call it the coconut ice hoodie.

I started a week ago.


So far, in between sewing madly (I also have this idea that if I take some fold up baggies with me, I will be able to avoid last year's fun of having a half numb arm after lugging all my purchases around for most of the day), I have managed to finish the fronts and am on the home straight on the back.

(colour accurate in daylight)
That's yesterday's pic. Yes it is done in one piece to the armpits.

My current plan is to block it and wear it as a vest. I will add the arms and hood later. I figure a vest hopefully will not be too warm - they overheat places dreadfully here. We really don't need to be in 25C "comfort" in our coats and jackets, given that there is usually nowhere to put them except for on our arms and in our overflowing bags. The exhibitors should stay warm by the sheer amount of work done with all these rabid women (and a handful of men) pawing at their goods.

Goodness, I can't wait!



  1. Have fun! Enough for both of us ok?

  2. Oooooooo, that looks gorgeous, Lynne. I'll look for it at Stitches. Are you going on Friday?


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