Saturday, March 6, 2010

Malabrigo Sexy Vesty Complete.

Here is the first Sexy Vesty I started making back in December.  I actually put it on hold to complete the Pink Sexy Vesty for Ravelympics.  Today, during my visit to La Casita, I sat by the bar, had a Lambic Framboise to drink, 2 absolutely delicious Beef Empanadas to eat, and weaved in my ends.

Specs: 2 Skeins of Malabrigo Worsted in "Lettuce" purchased from The Fiber Fix, size 5 needles for the body of the sweater. Size 4 needles for the armhole edging and neckband.
This sweater isn't blocked yet.  Hmmmm... maybe it will stretch a little more. I feel like I am wearing a  corset.  Or maybe I just need to do a few more crunches.  Either way, I still love it.

Here is my Sexy Vesty! 

Green is such a fun color!

This is what I have leftover.  It weighs 9 grams, which is approximately 18.9 yards.  I was afraid that I wouldn't have enough yarn, but it worked out.  Whew!  This sweater fits a bit snug, and if I did it over in Malabrigo I would use a size 6 needle for sure. I used a size 6 for my pink sweater, and that was perfect.

I bought more yarn for more Sexy Vesty clones.  They were on sale today at Michaels for 3.99.  I thought I was getting a deal.  Then, I saw that there were certain colors that were 2.99... like Taupe.  Arrrgghh!!!  Why did I wait to the last day of the sale to go to the store?  Duh!  because I work until 8 PM every day, and can never get to Michaels during the week. So, the 2.99 yarn was gone.  But I know how this works.  How much you wanna bet AC Moore has the same yarn on sale before the month is over?  I am yarnstalking for sure!

I would also like to add that I finally received my SweaterCross Medal for the Pink Sexy Vesty.  Here it is!

Newsflash!!!  I just received a Captain's medal for being the Co-Moderator for the Sit N Knit group.  Woohoo!  This totally makes up for not getting at least 1 medal last Olympics.


Sharon V said...

Very nice! Congratulations.

Harlem Purl said...

It had to be green huh? Don't say nothing when you see me rockin a pink one (lol)
It looks great on you by the way.

deezknitz said...

I LOVE that green! You did a great job on that vesty :)

Shameka said...

Sharon and deezknitz, Thanks a lot. I am gearing up to make 2 more.
Chante, what can I say? You have inspired me! This was the first color I casted on.