Whew....I finally feel as though I am caught up. I love doing fiber fairs, but they truly do take a lot of work.....especially getting caught up after the fact, but I do so enjoy getting to visit with both new and old fiber friends. :-)
While I was making purchases in Rhinebeck I made a promise to myself to clean up some of my UFO's. Yep...those bags piled around my chair (or throne as Ken likes to call it.)
I had mentioned a while back that the handspun vest that I practically live in was falling apart. Anticipating that I will have to toss it pretty soon, I started another one.
I had hoped to have it ready to wear in Rhinebeck but alas that darn button band took longer than I anticipated. PIcking up from the bottom, going around the neck and then back down the other side translates into a lot of stitches....just sayin'
Then there was the button dilemma.
The buttons in the first picture were actually rescued from the first vest and amazingly they match perfectly. Then I found these sweet buttons at a vendor in Rhinebeck. (I wish I could remember her name.)
I went back and forth and back and forth, but finally settled on the old buttons. It's like a little piece of the old vest is still with me and the new buttons would look really nice on something that had perhaps some navy and rust together. Hmmmm.....I'm sensing a new colorway. :-)
I added a few inches to the length of this vest. I don't think I would do that next time. Other than that, I love it! I'm thinking I could use another one. ;-)