You may remember that I was starting a vest a while back despite my sweater knitting phobia (malaise?) It was for a good cause though and while I haven't shown any progress pics, I have been working away on it!
Now knitting for yourself or your family is a different beast than charity knitting. There were times when I really thought of stuffing this thing in a bag and throwing it in a closet, but I persevered! The crochet edging nearly did me in, I tell you. But the buttons were actually fun -- I mean, they actually lined up on the first try and buttoned and everything!
When I finished last night as Pete was reading Maddie her bedtime story, I did feel a sense of accomplishment. I went and tried it on Maddie and Pete said it looked cute and that he could actually see Maddie wearing a vest like it. This made me so happy! Why? Because if he liked it -- then some other parent out there would like it too and would feel good having their child wear it. I hope it makes some child a little warmer and I only wish I had more confidence and time so that I could have made a sweater with sleeves. Ah well, maybe next time. . .