The Beast

Exactly two months ago I posted about a project that I thought would be the end of me. I am quite proud to say that I have finally finished it.

Layered tunic vest I call the Beast
But not without many, many bumps along the way.

Looking back I can say that a lot of blood, sweat, and tears went into making this sweater, aka The Beast, for myself. Blood because I stabbed myself with a needle quite a few times sewing on the buttons. Sweat because The Beast is one heavy son of a bitch. Combine that with summer weather in a house with no AC and I sweated having it on my lap. Tears because I royally screwed up the trim last week. I cried as I took out 4 hours of hard work. Luckily it's didn't take nearly as long to redo what I tore out.

I have never made anything as complicated as this sweater. The husband, amazed at the amount of detail, asked how I did it. I couldn't really explain how. It would have been like him explaining some programming language to me. It wouldn't be understood. But I could share that the Beast contained 8 different kinds of stitches, most of which I never heard of before I took the project on.


The Beast

All I need now is for the weather to cool off just a bit so I can wear it.



9 comments:

Oka said...

hush your mouth about the weather...the beast can wait


Very lovely, all that blood, sweat, and tears make it even lovelier.

Kmama said...

I love it!! That's a really cute sweater. Great job.

Grumpy Grateful Mom said...

The Beast is awesome! And is looks cozy. I've knitted an oven mitt before, but even that was a little too much for me.

By Word of Mouth Musings said...

OK, i am in awe!

By Word of Mouth Musings said...

and also, i am a Small ;)

Liz said...

How incredible! It looks fantastic! Now if only the weather would cool off to wear it... :)

Babes Mami said...

The Beast is beautiful! You did a fantastic job.

Helene said...

That is super cute! I love the color! It does look like it was a challenging pattern but you did a fantastic job!

mommyfriend.com said...

Crazy, stupid talent you have. Oh my Lord.