Knitting on the up

I cannot begin to tell you how excited I am to announce that the end is now in sight for the Denim thing. I am now working on the button band (one down already) and then it is just the collar, plus a scary amount of seaming, of course. I so did not think of enough excuses not to knit this, the button band is knitted separately and has to be slipstitched in place!! Why, oh why???

Anyway, during the week that I ran out of denim yarn I did manage to knit on something else (well I couldn't not knit, could I?), so I resurrected Electra which I began a year ago and knitted approximately half of the ribbing and then abandoned it, I can't think why I abandoned it really, it has practically knitted itself since taking it up again, making it a very satisfying antidote to the Denim. What's more, this is practically a free knit as all the yarn came from stash (and everyone knows that cost of stash yarn sort of vanishes after it has been stashed for a reasonable length of time). Free knitting equals double satisfaction and means I can now reasonably indulge in purchasing some luxury yarns with no actual project in sight because I have been so very, very good.

This is one of the few garments I have completed for myself that I actually 100% love. A most unusual state of affairs. I may even make another one.

Comments

Alice said…
It's gorgeous x at least 100! The colours are fab. How incredible they all came from your stash. You're so right about it being free yarn. Of course.
victoria said…
Very cute! Would that be called a "stash-tute" of limitations?
marjorie said…
I love the colours in your Electra. Of course it's free yarn. Please model it for us soon. And how are your children liking their school? Bet they're full of excited after-school chatter about all their activities.Isn't it great being a mom?
Cherry Rolfe said…
I love the colours - and is that a hint of sparklingness I see there?? Snazzy
joy said…
Beautiful colors for your Electra! I used to keep a table of all my yarns along with their cost, but now I don't bother; it's much better to think of it as free. :-)
RooKnits said…
Electra is amazing! I love the colours. I think a vest/tank top should definately be on my knitting agenda for the autumn
sarah said…
Wow - I really hadn't thought of knitting a 'tank top' and I remember seeing Electra in no.38 and not being inspired by it. Yours changes my attitude COMPLETELY - it is absolutely fab and I realise I absolutely have to have one - and from stash, what a GREAT idea. As you say - free!
Charity said…
Congratulations! What a wonderful feeling - I think you've made the perfect knitted item. Low cost, easy knit, wonderful to wear... I am impressed! (Glad to hear end is in sight on the Denim thing.)
lindaharre said…
What a darling vest......love the colors!
Love the colours on electra. I like the idea of free yarn sitting in mys stash.
Jane said…
Looks great - wonderful colours.
Heather said…
Those colours are fantastic - you have a real eye for it obviously. Now desperately trying to decide if a tank top would suit me .... being a child of the 70's I have an unnatural prejudice against them !
Elizabeth said…
Beautiful! And just in time to wear it, too!
Kathleen said…
Electra has turned out so nice. :-)
alltangledup said…
oh how pretty. I've always liked electra.
Katie said…
I have an abandoned Electra, too. You've inspired me to dig it out and knit on it again!

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