Sunday, May 31, 2009

Hot Hot Vesper


Today's weather is high at 33deg, a hot and humid early afternoon. These are taken from my kitchen window.

See how my clothes swaying in the hot wind.


I must be crazy to cast on Vesper in such a hot hot humid weather.

I guess love wins !

I love the loose fitting, simple top down with a pocket design. Pleats are hand stitched after the knitting is complete. I think this will be a big challenge for me as i have never done pleats before, and would like to see how my hand-stitching skill is on a knit top.

This is the first time I have 360 cast-on stitches on a 32" circular needle. I have to tie short stash yarn (left over from the crochet granny squares and other projects) to mark every 50 stitches.

For those who like to knit Vesper, a kind reminder - please leave long enough yarn.

As this is a long-tail cast on, i started off with my 5 arm length of yarn, thinking that it will be enough, but alas, I am 100 or so stitches short. Oh boy !! this is the first time that I cast on 500 over stitches at one time!! I can feel the numbness on my left hand fingers.

This is so far my work-in-progress looks like. I hope to finish as soon as i can before my love for it "dies" out due to the heat wave even though i m in an air-con room.

10 comments:

Melissa Goodsell said...

oh gosh, I'd love some of your warm weather at the moment - it's freezing at my house!

dustinac said...

Ohh I like Vesper and can't wait to see yours finished! We have mild tems right now which I'll keep LOL

: )

bobbi said...

looks like you have a challenge on your hands. good luck with it.

Oiyi said...

Vesper is going to look so cute!

Mylene said...

Looking forward to see more progress on your new project.

Ranae said...

Good Luck on your challenge. I can't wait to see more

Cindy said...

Love the colour the yarn. Can't wait to see the finished project.

Lily said...

If you use cotton yarn, I think vesper will suitable for our climate. Good luck!

Carie said...

For your sake I hope you have air con - 33 degrees it the point at which you want to peel off your skin and sit in your bones!

Lillie said...

Yep! the heat could be felt all this way too.