I don't know why it took me so long to knit. But then, it's been so long, I've probably just forgotten why. I think I started it in early October.
It also took me forever to post. I took this photo (above) today, but finished knitting it - I mean finished-finished - maybe 3 weeks ago?
I finished it the first time back at the beginning of April, and even wore it a couple of times. But as you can see it had this cropped thing going on that I didn't like. So I eventually got around to picking up st and adding a couple inches of ribbing to the bottom. I like it much better now.
Now, of course, I have to wait until fall to wear it.
The pattern was loosely based on Veste Everest
from IK Fall '05 (), but I really wanted a deep v-neck. So I redid that part of the pattern.
And, oh yeah, I think my yarn was a really different gauge, too. The yarn is just some sportweight(?) brown wool that I bought cheaply in Peru a couple years ago. Knitted on #4 needles.
This was my first big cable project. I love cables!
I haven't yet posted the FO on my blog, but you can see progress reports here
Looks like I still need to sew up the point of the V, huh?Modified to add:
Now there's a blog post, with a better photo: http://merp.wordpress.com/2007/06/05/the-7-month-cabled-vest/