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!