pattern: Balthazar vest from Twinkle's big city knits
yarn: Patons Shetland Chunky in "wine"
needles: U.S sized 17 & 19
Is it wrong to love an acrylic/wool blend yarn so much? maybeeeeee.
This was my second attempt at a Twinkle knit (the first being the Aspen Hat.
I don't really know what to say about her patterns that you likely haven't already read somewhere on the internet. They are definitely sized small. I did this one in the large and it actually fits really well. I do think it looks like crap on me though, particularly in the bazoom region. A bulky knit on me, maybe not the best idea, but I do like it. I particularly love the colour of this yarn, I don't think these photos do the richness of it justice. Her pattern instructions were terrible --incredibly vague, and I'm not a confident enough knitter to just be "assuming" things all over the place. Still I am now sufficiently interested to try out other patterns in the book, particularly since this vest only went up in a few days and there was very little finishing involved.
So, next up may be the skating sweater (if for no other reason than all those years of figure skating under my belt-hah!):
Though again, no boobs on that model AT ALL now is there? Much like high fashion there are so many things I love and hate about this book. There's great style here, but it's made for skinny, rich people which is endlessly frustrating and sadly, a fact of life.
Ok, so before the pessimist in me rears it's ugly head again, here's another photo:
I'm on a serious sugar high right now from all the cupcakes I've been baking...