Finished Projects: Vests for All

I  love knitting vests. I work in the round until the armhole, then divide and finish each side, and only have the neckband and armbands to do– no boring sleeves to knit.

Here’s a crop of recently finished projects.

For Luke- a college friend of  my daughter: bulky yarn on size 13 needles. For me, a green tweed in rib stitch, unnamed-1unnamed-2 and for the little boys and their grandfather, matching vests. And for my grand-daughter- a jumper in bright turquoise with a lace bobble border. CIMG2762DSC_0017

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About cyclingrandma

I was a journalist (Danbury News-Times, Ct), before becoming a teacher, and continue to write for professional journals. I have written several study guides for Penguin Books and write for Education Update, a newspaper based in New York City. (www.educationupdate.com). I’ve interviewed many authors, college presidents, and scientists. I wrote “The Kentucky Derby’s Forgotten Jockeys” for Smithsonian Magazine's website, www.smithsonian.com. (April, 2009). Two essays have been published in book anthologies; one for Wisdom of Our Mothers, (Familia Books) and the other in “College Search and Parent Rescue: Essay for Parents by Parents of College-Going Students.” (St. Martin’s Press). I was a middle school Language Arts teacher for more than 10 years and have just completed a five year grant position under No Child Left Behind in Newark, NJ public schools. I have three children, two daughters-in law, and six grandchildren. I'm an avid cyclist, knitter, cook, and reader. I love theater, museums, and yoga.
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28 Responses to Finished Projects: Vests for All

  1. They’re gorgeous, I love yours especially – that belt just finishes it off!

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  2. Adorable children. Your granddaughter looks like you!

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  3. I’m impressed! Love your vest too.

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  4. Drjcwash says:

    Love the vests. I told Roy I wanted to make a try ay knitting. He chuckled a little. You are making me want to do it.

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  5. How charming! Lucky grandchildren to have such a talented and generous grandmother.

    Sent from my iPhone

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  6. Nancy polster says:

    Great job Lisa. Your grandchildren are adorable too. Miss knitting with you at Kenyon. Hope all is well with you

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  7. Colline says:

    Love the one you created for yourself. And the vest that became a dress.

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  8. Gilla Stern says:

    The vests are AMAZING!! and of course the children are adorable!!

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    *Please note my new email address – gilla360@gmail.com *

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  9. ShimonZ says:

    Beautiful work. It’s amazing to me that people still knit, despite the machines that can create all sorts of knitted clothing so quickly. But of course, there’s a bit of you in the product. And I am sure that there’s great pleasure in wearing one of your creations.

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  10. Hmm, I almost never wear shirts with collars, which is what I think of for vests, but that’s a good idea. I’ve made a bunch of tube scarves, since I just have to cast on to the round needles and keep going until it seems like I’m done. No counting or other complications!

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  11. Amazing! You are incredible! These are all gorgeous, Lisa.

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  12. hugmamma says:

    You are one talented girlfriend! I don’t know how to knit…but I know when someone else has a gift. And you have the knack…for many things!

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