My daughter Viel and I are big fans of Harry Potter. It started when I bought her the first book as a late birthday present. This was two years after the book came out and I had no idea about the hype it had already created in the UK and the US. She passed it on to me after reading it saying it was a great fun read.
The rest, as they say, is history.
So when Dani of Sunshine Yarns announced a special Harry Potter update on her online yarn shop, I just had to pop in and see what it was all about. You would have seen my eye-candy Friday post about it. Now here is a finished project out of one of the most vibrant and interesting colourways of that line-up, Neville.
The colours are stunning! The repeats are short so no chance of pooling anywhere even if you were working on a tighter gauge. The yarn itself is gorgeous, smooth yet strong.
The vest was a quick knit, as with any baby-sized items, and thoroughly enjoyable. Perfect partnership of yarn and pattern I think. This little garment is Manila-bound on Monday morning, hitching a ride in my husband’s luggage. I hope to have some modelled shots soon. My one regret is not being able to deliver this in person and finally meet my grandson.
Project: Nash-ville (Raveled!)
Pattern: Baby Professor Vest by Sam Lamb
Yarn: Sunshine Yarns Merino Worsted
Colourway: Neville (Harry Potter series)
How much: 0.85 skeins (148.8 yards)
Needles: US8 – 5mm
Cast on: 5 Aug 2011 (12 noon)
Cast off: 5 Aug 2011 (5.30pm)
Notes: Great quick knit for that special baby in your life! I will omit the slipped stitches though if I were to do this again, which is more than likely.
PS: WP/FB problem seems to have resolved itself for now. Maybe my rant helped?