Sorry it took me so long to get settled in back home.  What a nightmare of a trip that was- after missing our flight (you already knew) we got rescheduled for a flight 2 days later.  Then they delayed that flight which made us miss our connection in Toronto and there weren’t any other flights leaving that night.  So we had to spend the night there…. what a mess!  But, my sister and I are finally home and there is tons to catch up on!

I finally finished my Olga’s Vest! Yay! Can I get a pat on the back? Please?!  You have no idea how much discipline it took for me to actually knit this all the way through with all of you.  I had 6 other projects that I took with me- every time I piked up the Olga’s Vest they would cry my name.  But, I stuck with it, and then some!

Here are the final photos of my vest- before I show you… there is good new and bad news.  The good news- I lost weight in Israel because I am allergic to tomatoes and everything has tomatoes.  The bad news- my Olga’s Vest doesn’t fit me anymore.  Boohoo- I’m crying inside… Haha! I love my tomato allergy…. sometimes….

So I have a medium sized dress form that I photographed the vest on, but I had to do some serious pinning and pulling so that it wouldn’t fall off of her.  Here are the photos!




I forgot to tell you that I dropped the KidSilk Haze for the button band.  I’m not in love with the look, but I like it a lot and I’m pretty happy.  Plus this whole project was an exercise in discipline.  That’s a good thing.

Here are a couple of images of the slit that I LOVE! I added a couple buttons for two reasons- it adds a little extra somethin’ somethin’ and also just in case one of the buttons falls off the button band I have an extra one hiding in plain sight.




I hoped you all liked my vest and I can’t wait for you all to share your WIPs and FOs on Ravely!  I would love to see what you all have done and the progress you have made!

Another note- I am no longer working at the shop and will have plenty of more time for all the blogging I have been wanting to do.  I had a goal of blogging once a week- but I think I will now have time for more than that.  No promises, but I am going to try very hard!

6 Responses to Olga’s Vest the Finale…. show and tell

  1. I’ve been waiting to see how you, and your button fettish, finished this version of Olga’s Vest. :) Can’t wait to see it in person!!

  2. Haha! Yes- I definitely have a button fetish! I’ll show you next time I see you- But I can’t wear it, too big :( :) totally bitter sweet.

  3. Love the color!! Miss you!! not sure which one comes first…just kidding. Of course I miss you comes first. I haven’t seen you in ages. Hope a Grace sighting soon?? Stop the vest during the summer, but back in my hands working on it and very close to the cowl…getting nervous! XOXO

  4. Miss you too! I hope to see you soon too :) Don’t get scared of the cowl- it’s all here in the blog in case you need visuals and I am here to answer all your questions. And if you decide to skip the cowl it still looks really great!

  5. I love the coloured button bands!
    I finished mine as well and I gave it a “test drive” to work, then added some more buttons…which I didn’t mind doing at all. I have a wee button fetish as well, but I didn’t have enough…which gave me an idea to find 3 or 4 types of buttons of the same size and colour, and use them alternately on my next vest, which will be a deep charcoal grey.
    If I can figure out how to take a picture of me in the vest, without showing my face (I have this…thing about…oh, never mind…) I’ll post it.
    Great design, great pattern!

  6. Thank you! I am glad you like my button bands and the pattern. I can’t wait to see a picture of your finished vest!

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