I hope you don’t get bored with my vest project story. This is my first big project. I learned a lot of things while doing this project. After about 1 month waiting for the yarn, and a few in between projects while waiting. I decided to use the layette yarn that my friend Meiche sent from Singapore.
I just want to make some notes to myself about lessons learned.
So if you don’t bother about it, just skip it to the end.
The first lesson is: make sure you have enough yarn before you start the project. Or make sure you have suitable yarn to mix and match in case you are running out of yarn!
The second lesson is: when you make the single crochet stitch around, and you have some vertical motif (fpdc or spike), you will end up with skew line. I wrote about this on my blog (in Indonesian Language, if you are English speaker I hope you can guess from the picture).
The third lesson is: I learned how to make crochet cable.
The fourth lesson is: I learned to use row counter. For the first time I need to remember my row count. My husband made a freeware so I can have my own row counter on my phone.
The last but very important lesson is: I learned to have only 1 work in progress on my hook. I drop all of my previous WIP and tried to have only 1 project on my hook. I kind of enjoying doing it. I enjoyed every stitch that I made. You might think I enjoyed it because I make it for my Love. But I can say, it’s not only because of that.
When having only 1 WIP at one time, I realized that I was wrong all this year. I always want to make every project that I saw. I started but not finished because I have too many things that I want. I became greedy and exhausted and the result it’s not fun anymore. Sometimes I feel bored and don’t want to touch the hook at all. After doing this project I realized, crocheting is a hobby, and a hobby is something to enjoy not to make a burden in life. CAL or KAL is fine, as long as you don’t have too many CAL on the same time.
I learned to manage my projects on Ravelry. Well, I can have many queue, but I will only have 1 WIP at one time unless I run out of yarn and need to wait for a while (but not so long).
Anyway, here what I did to solve the yarn problem. I decrease 4 rows from the front part of vest, and do 4 rows in the back of vest. I joined the vest with layette yarn with slip stitch. For the edging I used fpdc and sc every other sc.
If anyone want to know where I get the pattern is, click here.
I do crocheting as a hobby, so I will do it as long as I enjoy it. I hope you are enjoying your hobbies as I do.