March 30, 2011

Feeling Inspired!

Alright. So I was on a plane a couple days ago (unfortunately for unhappy reasons, not the sunny Spring break type of reasons most people board planes this time of year) and the most awesome vest walked past me as I sat with a squirmy and generally frustrated one year old on my lap.

If I had thought just a little faster I would have stopped the woman wearing the vest to ask where it had come from. But alas.

So, next best thing—I'll just make one. From memory.

Probably it would have been easier to just write out a pattern myself, but as you all know, I do love other people's patterns, so, to me at least, it made perfect sense to browse nearly every known resource for vest patterns in search of something similar to the one from the plane.

And while I can't say I found it (it looks like I'll end up writing my own pattern anyway), I had so much fun and found so many awesome vest patterns, I thought I'd share a few of my favorites.

From Rowan's Savannah Collection
Abalone from Hedgehog Fibres
Railroad Vest by Madelinetosh
Rhubarb and Custard by Army of Knitters
From Rowan Studio 20
Wow, they really run the gamut, don't they? Oh well, they all look perfect for spring weather, don't you think?

And, even though I am not even remotely as racy as the model for the Rhubarb and Custard vest, I have decided it's just too cool not to knit (despite the fact that it looks nothing at all like the vest from the plane) and I've already ordered that pattern—and a number of other Army of Knitters patterns—for the shop. So all that browsing was productive!

Happy {Spring} knitting!

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