Posted on October 26, 2016 at 10:04 pm

Et voilà! It’s October, almost November as a matter of fact, and boy are my arms tired.

You also might have noticed, being the internet maven that you are, that I had a pattern included in the Deep Fall knitty, my personal take on the puffy vest we all love and loathe, for popping over whatever you have on while running errands in the changeable Fall weather.

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The powers over at knitty dubbed it Viatori, which is Italian for errands, I guess. This was modeled by my friend Erika who is an extraordinary fabric artist and natural dyer, and who runs the Craftstitute, an ongoing hand making kind of block party. I was there for a Sincere Sheep trunk show in August, so we took advantage of her proximity to the size I knit the vest in, and photographed it with her reverse appliqué skirt (for which I have a serious “make-ache”).

The vest knit up in just about a week, in a big fluffy and super soft yarn from Blue Sky Fibers, Extra. The vest’s main endearment is of course, the pockets, but the ribbing panels and hood are also nice too. I was going for something I don’t usually consider, which is practicality.

There’s already a number of them under way on Ravelry, so I guess I hit that nail on the head. What a nice surprise.