I officially crossed the Ravelympics finish line last night! :) I successfully completed X's Owl Baby Vest. I have yet to take any decent pictures, so none to post -quite- yet, but soon! And hopefully a couple of him in it!
As I mentioned before, this vest was a challenge for me. Clothing seems like such a daunting thing to knit. You have to worry about gauge, yarn weight, drape, size, blocking, seaming, edging....lots of things. And it feels much scarier thinking you could put a lot of hard work into a project, finish it up, only to have it not fit or for it to look funny. How disappointing. Especially if you're REALLY excited about the pattern. :\ Soooo.....baby knits were the place to start.
I learned several things that I can take with me into my next clothing experience. I made mistakes that work out alright on X's clothing, but may mean disaster if it were for me. So next time, I've got a few things to keep in mind. Although I don't think I'll be expanding and knitting sweaters for myself just yet, there is hope that maybe...someday....
I am proud that I completed this vest though. I really like the colors I chose - Lake and Moonlight from Spud & Chloe. It should nicely enhance X's blue eyes.
And although it was a race to finish this garment, it was still a great piece for a beginner. I didn't have a lot of time to dedicate to just knitting - the majority of the garment was knit in 3-4 days.
There's not a whole lot more about this other than I'm anxious to get some great pictures taken and to get them posted. Pictures are my favorite part. And I figure anyone reading probably enjoys them more than just listening to me babble on about this that and the other thing!