Thursday, March 20, 2008

Cotton Candy...and Some Glitter Cakes

My vest is finally finished. Someone mentioned to me that it looks like Cotton Candy. Well, I am really glad that I finally completed it. It is my first FO for the year that I can say is all MINE!!! How sweet it is!!!

Check it out!!! I like the way it fits. It is a little roomy in the waist, because I did not do any waist shaping, but that is just fine. Just in case an after-dinner belly pouch develops, I have some knitted insurance. LOL!!


So, I am on to my next project. A very sweet and loving friend of mine was looking for someone to crochet a hat and scarf set for her. The catch is, she wants to wear it before it gets too hot to wear it. This woman, as sweet as she is, has put me up to a Crochet challenge that I gladly accepted. She really is a good friend and deserves to get what she wants, so I can see her smile more. The pattern is from a Vogue Knitting magazine from Winter 2004/2005. Thank goodness for the holiday weekend. I am trying to at least complete the hat by Easter Sunday. We will see how I do. I have to use a size 3/D (3.25mm) crochet hook. Wish me luck!!

The yarn is Cherry Tree Hill's Glitter Alpaca in the Old Rose colorway. It feels soooooo soft, and the color is gogeous. These pictures really do it no justice at all. So, here are two Glitter cakes!!

12 comments:

Deborah said...

Congratulations! I am so proud of you for your finished vest. It looks fantastic. Hmmmm cotton candy. Yum. I'm sure you'll be donning this vest today in the office. Can't wait to see it. Thank you so much for taking on my crochet challenge. It means the world to me. :-)

Virtuous said...

YAH!! It came out fitting you nicely!

LOL @ knitting insurance!! So true! Gotta have that!

Kim said...

You look great in your butt-kicking pink vest! It really is the color of cotton candy. So nice of you to crochet for Deborah. I have the Old Rose colorway in some sock yarn. Get crocheting!

Mary Beth said...

That vest looks freakin' awesome! I am sooo glad you redid it. You can be proud. Well done.

How nice of you to do Deb's project for her. What a friend you are indeed.

CarrieM said...

You look fabulous Shameka! Congrats on the vest!

That yarn for the hat and scarf looks so yummy......(yarn diet yarn diet yarn diet)...okay, I'm better now!

Jeanine said...

Lots of luck on that. Vest came out great.

Nancy said...

The vest looks fantastic! Well worth ripping it out and starting again:D

hope said...

I think the vest looks beautiful. I guess the second time is the charm. Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

Great Job! That is so impressive you ripped and went back, I think it looks really nice.-Monica, Calling on Kahlo

Scheherazaad said...

mmmmmm. Yummy cotton candy vest and glitter yarn.

gold said...

What a beautiful vest!!You did a great job!

Viese said...

Your tank came out great!