Monday, August 29, 2011

Res Futura: Amande

Having a baby truly does diminish ones mental capacity, at least when it comes to anything not related to babies. I was looking through my knitting photos recently and realized something: last year, I knit a vest, wrote an entire pattern, took pattern photos...then completely forgot about it. ?!




This is Amande (named for the almond-shaped buttons and what we called one of my high school best friends, Amanda, in French class). It's made from a single skein of Cascade Eco Wool and though the shape is pretty simple, the construction is somewhat unusual and it has a funky racerback cable in the back:



And pockets.



I remember now that we took these photos on the day I found out I was pregnant. Ah, so long ago! I wonder if I'll ever look this well-rested again...



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27 comments:

Clumsy Knitter said...

Omigosh, that is so super cute! I can't believe you *forgot* about it! (Well, I guess you had bigger things on your mind, but still!) Too funny. :)

mimilikestomakeprettystuff said...

That vest looks really special!

Tanis said...

It's beautiful! I love the back.

Harriet said...

Love the vest. Hope you have it sized for those of us of larger proportions. I like vests because they are versatile.

Andrea said...

I can't wait until this is available! It's such a spunky vest! Or as spunky as a vest could be, I suppose :)

Intensywnie Kreatywna said...

I have to say that I really adore this vest. It is perfect, a simple but well shaped front and this surprising back.

Beth said...

This is gorgeous! Looking forward to the pattern coming out!

Brig said...

Looks like another lovely pattern :) I really like the funky cable bit.

Monika said...

Love the construction - this vest is so classy but yet inspiring. Beautiful work!

Ms. Kimba said...

I hope you'll write this up for us? I wannnnnnt it! Or maybe you did put up a link and I need to read better :)

Maryse said...

You certainly did look radiant on that day! No wonder! Nice vest pattern!

Susan said...

I know the feeling of "post pregnancy dummies". LOL. I feel like I still have them 9-months later, but not as bad.

Love the pattern and end project. It's very cool that you have this "just found out I'm pregnant" picture.

Larkin said...

What a wonderfully special moment! I heart the vest too.

Brenda said...

The vest really is cute. Think I will try it. Yes, you will feel rested again -- as soon as he graduates from college.

ysabelh said...

It looks great !

Victoria said...

I love it and your boots!!

Eliza said...

ha ha! Funny how a baby can drain you! There is so much that I don't remember!
The sweater is great, so fun and unusual in its styling.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous meant to leave her name on August 28th but forgot, so I am happy to re-iterate that I would love this book!

Chloe

Anonymous said...

Anonymous also is as pleased as punch to see you on the day you discovered you were pregnant. Was that before or after the picture was taken? Either way you looked terrific. Chloe

Anonymous said...

This too shall pass, WAYYYYYY quicker than you think! ENJOY it all now while you can.

emilie94410 said...

So beautiful! :) I'm such a big fan of your designs!
And for the well-rested thing, after having the baby... It's gonna be alright....in a few years!! ;) But it's such a great experience! :)

charlotte said...

This morning, I was looking in my closet for something to wear and thought "I really need a vest. I wonder if I could find a knitted vest pattern that would suit me." And then I see this post. Serendipitous? I think so! Please write this up for us soon, please, please, pretty please!

April said...

I love the vest and that nice cabled back detail.

Anonymous said...

You look awesome and so happy!
The vest is a beauty!

scampbell1@phxhs.k12.az.us

CanarySanctuary said...

Very cool. I really like those design elements.

luvinthemommyhood said...

Awww, this is awesome! Love it! And also love that you have a record of the day you found out you were preggers! I totally agree with you 100% though that you will never be that well rested again. I don't think I'll sleep good till I'm like 60 and even then I prolly wont :)

DonnaC said...

Love it! And the boots too.