Colorwork vest in progress

One of my favorite holiday crafts when I was a kid was covering tangerines or satsumas in cloves. Smells absolutely wonderful, and if you are lucky they dry well and you can store them to use again next year. I used to have several stuffed in to my yarn stash to deter moths, they are still up in the attic some where, guarding my forgotten yarn stash.

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(Not nearly as covered as I would like, but getting there)

While I was waiting for my chestnuts to roast I decided to make a couple new oranges. These take quite a bit of cloves, at least several tablespoons of cloves for each for best results, though if you have enough cloves, the more the better. Monterey Bay is a good place to get cloves for this project- I have had good luck with them in the past, and they are reasonably fast too.

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Swirls! Umm yea, I ran out of cloves, plus the chestnuts were done and ready to eat before they were cold.

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The front of a vest I am working on using traditional designs in Spindthrift Shetland in six colors that all change at different times- yes, crazy person that I am, I have colors changing nearly every row. Minimal waist shaping, but some for the sake of amusment. Deep V neck. Lots of spit splicing.

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The inside of the vest. Need I say more?

1 comment:

Alarid said...

You know, I think all I can say about that vest is "Wow."