One of my goals in this project was to knit a vest. I dyed four skeins of wool from my Brother-in-Law's sheep and cast on a boxy cardigan with a pocket. When the vest was done I took a long hard look at myself and my remaining wool and I said, "I don't wear vests. I already have three. I like looking at other people in vests, not me."
And so I provisionally cast on two sleeves at the bicep and knit the sleeve caps. Then I picked up the stitches in the other direction and simultaneously knit the sleeves down to the cuff, pulling from the inside and outside of my last partial cake of yarn. That way I could use every inch of yarn.
I do believe this will be written into a pattern. It looks charming on lots of body types.
My blue jeans were thrifted last summer from the GoodWill in Belfast, Maine. I overdyed them in charcoal colored dye. Overdyeing is my new jam. I'm looking at many items in my closet with a new perspective.
My Bucking Bronco belt buckle was discovered by my friend Amy at the Concord Antique Gallery. I love it for many reasons.