27 October 2011

Vested Interest

Sock Tree

Last year's Christmas socks, presented to all my dear friends.

sock yarn leftovers

more leftovers

bigger leftovers

I have a ton of leftovers from last year's Christmas sock project. October was knocking on my door, so in the spirit of Halloween, time for yet another Monster project.

I was pretty discouraged after failing to make it up Pikes Peak again this year, and at about the same time, I needed a break from snowflakes.

So I pulled out my sock yarn leftovers and dug out a favorite sewing pattern for shaping guidance, then created another leftovers project, a Monster Vest, with colors that stalled my seasonal slide into winter doldrums and provided a much-needed boost of self-confidence.

It's working!

ta da!

stripes galore

finis

9 comments :

  1. Very cool vest! I am just blown away by your creativity, Deborah!

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  2. Ingenious...I am impressed...

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  3. Sweet! What a cheerful creation! I am so in awe of anyone who can knit or crochet.

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  4. Deborah
    I love the vest and socks!
    Do you know where I can get the pattern for the socks?
    Also going to Yuma soon and will be busy crocheting snowflakes again

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  5. Thank you, Anonymous, Neferi, Patty and Delena!

    Delena, I think there's a link to the sock pattern here.

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  6. Okay. You've been reading my mind again! I've been wanting to make a stripey side-to-side vest from yarn scraps for oh, I don't know, a couple of years now. But of course I don't ever get it done...

    Yours is beautiful and I hope you wear it proudly and often. The black really sets off the colours and makes them all work together.

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  7. A monster vest! How perfect. Thank you so much for the good wished for year two at T.H.. It was so nice to hear from so many of you last week. Will you be working toward your Pikes Peak goal next year. Maybe 2012 will be your year!

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  8. ♪ I look handsome, I look smart
    I am a walking work of art Such a dazzling coat of many colors How I love my coat of many colors It was red and yellow and green and brown And scarlet and black and ocher and peach And ruby and olive and violet and fawn And lilac and gold and chocolate and mauve And cream and crimson and silver and rose And azure and lemon and russet and grey And purple and white and pink and orange And red and yellow and green and brown Scarlet and black and ocher and peach And ruby and olive and violet and fawn And lilac and gold and chocolate and mauve And cream and crimson and silver and rose And azure and lemon and russet and grey And purple and white and pink and orange And blue ♫ sorry i couldnt resist. it's from joseph and the technicolor dreamcoatput

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