Can you tell this vest makes me feel sassy? Yes, it does. After a few hours of sewing a tubular bind-off on the neck's 260 stitches, I'm happy to be finished, and I'm happy with the outcome.
Pattern: Gilmore Vest
Yarn: Lamb's Wool de Georges Picaud (thrifted DK 100% wool)
Needles: 3.25mm for ribbing, 4.0mm for body
Special techniques: tubular cast-on and tubular bind-off
I don't actually have a waist, and I wondered if the wide band of ribbing would be terribly unflattering on me, but I think it actually looks OK. I really like how this vest fits -- not tight or stretched, but not too big. Just right! I suddenly want lots of vests. So versatile! Dressy over a blouse, casual over a T-shirt, cute, cute, and cute. And I'd recommend the pattern; it's simple, straightforward, and free. (The pattern does tell you to knit a long band of ribbing for the neck and then attach it, though, which seems needlessly complicated; I picked up stitches around the neck instead.) (ETA: The tubular cast-on and bind-off are not part of the pattern as written; I just decided to use them because I like how the edges look with the k1p1 ribbing.)
OK, so I got my comps questions yesterday, so I'm going into the writing zone for the next four weeks. I'll still be around, but maybe a little less. I'll leave you with a completely candid shot; I always get dressed up to do my reading while standing in the living room, don't you?
Ha. I'm going to go and put my PJ pants back on now. :)