Monday Project Report – The Prudence Vest


Okay, today’s post is a quicky for a couple of reasons.

First, I finished this vest last year and don’t really remember alot about it at this point and second, my real job insisted on taking my time and attention today.  I represent kids in Court and sometimes you have to just jump in and work the phones and do some investigating and schmooze and threaten and persuade and, if none of that works run into court and beg the judge to force everyone else to bend to your will.  I did everything but run into court today – and some of it worked but not all so tomorrow I will be running into court – wearing my lawyer costume.  :)

I guess that also explains why I knit this particular vest.  When I meet with kids I don’t dress in a lawyer suit – what 6 year old is going to feel relaxed with that.  So I usually wear my good blue jeans (no holes) and a sweater or vest.  When I saw this particular pattern it just looked like it would work – it is casual and comfy.

It is the Prudence Vest pattern by Berroco and it is a free pattern on their website.

I had previously posted pictures as I was working on the back of this vest – here is how it ended up.

prudence vest backKinda boring, right?  Well it is better in the front.

prudence vest frontI never like having to pick up stitches around a neckline to add ribbing or a collar but it wasn’t that bad in this.  It all fit pretty easily.

The negative is the yarn – which has since been discontinued by Berroco.  It doesn’t really hold its shape and when it gets wet it loses all structure and has to be completely reblocked.

But it’s comfy, and mom-like and perfect for my life.  So I am happy with it.

Okay, I better get back to work on my second knee sock – I’m on the gusset now.  I would love to be able to show you that as a project report sometime in 2014.  Hoping your projects are moving faster than mine.

Onward and Upward.

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About Shelly R.

I am a Mother, a daughter, a sister, a wife, an attorney, a crafter, an aunt raising three young nephews with my husband, and the granddaughter of an amazing woman - my Polish Grandmother. My Grandmother gave me so much, through her love and her patience, her sayings and her time teaching me how to craft and to give to others, that it seemed fitting to share some of that wisdom, to tell some of her story, and to chat about life and crafts in a way that would be a testament to what she gave me.
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4 Responses to Monday Project Report – The Prudence Vest

  1. Barbara Antonelli says:

    That came out really nice Shelly. The color is great too. Someday your sister will finish my vest too. At least she started it, right Danielle? My Mom always said, “if your back is warm you will be too”. But then she also said, if the dishes are done,your whole room looks clean…don’t know about that one! Love you, Mom

    • Shelly R. says:

      Mom, she said if your kitchen is clean, then your whole house looks clean – but we all agree that doesn’t fly in my house (Hah!) She would have been amazed to see me knit a cable. And I forgot – there was actually an amazing stitch which was used in this vest to sew the seams together that I took pictures of that I should have included. That’s what happens when I am rushed. Oh well. That will be a post for another day.

  2. Ashling says:

    Oh wow….that’s is beautiful!! Lopve the relaxed…cable?–down the front, and the shawl collar. And the color…

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