There’s a bit of a back story to this one.
My bossy mate Tracey came home from a client meeting & told me I needed to make her a scarf with sleeve holes cut in it. Then she mentioned she’d seen some fabulous vests in Cactus Jam that she also wanted. Should just mention here that she’s the recipient of the grey granny shrug too.
Then I saw this at Leonie’s & thought it was the perfect two for one. I decided to trial it with the last piece of blanket from the slippers. This rectangle was it…I didn’t cut it at all. I just waved the tape measure around my bust & from my shoulder to my hip … near enough. Positioned the arm holes by eye (lucky that worked out OK).
The slashed vest was supposed to be a 1 hour gig & truthfully the slashing took fully five minutes but I could hardly put a rectangle of blanket up with a few cuts in it & say I made it. The idea behind the slashing was to give the blanket a bit of fluidity.
I threaded the machine with red & the bobbin with white & just roughly rectangled the slashes. I didn’t finish in under an hour … it was more like two but that did include numerous trips to the bathroom mirror to check & check & check that I hadn’t completely lost the plot.
I’m quite chuffed with it, so totally unable to decide if it is in fact fabulous or complete cheater craft. Either way it was fun.
PS: The doily top is merino & was a gift from Icebreaker (?) isn’t it gorgeous?
PPS: Feeling a bit weird about loading a post with pics of self. More here if you want to see the red.