Friday, July 29, 2011

FO: The Fur-Real Vest

Uni has started again and even though it's only the first week of the semester, I can already feel the work piling sky-high! And it doesn't help when I'm the kind who tends to shilly-shally.

Shilly-shally. I really like this word a lot. It gives a nice jingle when you say it and it totally describes what I do all the time.

Ok, enough with all that irrelevant talk. First of all, I want to thank all of you for sharing your opinions on my Candyman shorts and suggestions to make the best of it. Hopefully, the weather will turn warmer for me to wear it out soon!

Now let's get back to what this post is about - the Fur-Real vest that I knitted! (Say 'Fur-Real' with a tone of sarcasm.)

I bought the brown, furry yarn a year ago with the plan to knit a fur vest. But as expected, I procrastinated for a long long while. However, the sight of all the pretty 70's inspired fur vests hanging on the racks in the shops here this year substantially increased my desire to own a fur vest of my own (DIY, of course). I finally got my lazy self to start knitting my own fur vest a while ago, and completed the project in about a month. So, I now own a handmade knitted fur vest!

Here are some of the things that inspired my fur vest:


I used the pattern from DROPS design here for the back of my vest. The front pieces that I knitted are heavily modified from the original pattern. Maybe it's just me, but I felt that the original pattern was really WEIRD and it just didn't work out for me at all. I can't even remember the number of times I frogged the front pieces and the amount of yarn I wasted in the process. Instead of normal knit stitches, I also used a loop stitch to create a more fur-like look and feel. Finally, I added a wooden button to complete the vest.

What do you guys think? :)


::little projects in style:: said...

so cute! :) i wished i knit!! :)

BEESTLYproducts said...

i love it!!!!! (and the loop stitch is so fun to do!!!!!)

Hello Naka said...

aswh it looks pretty cute :3

Lia said...

great idea!
It looks good on you too.