My friend, Lois, over at From Lois' Hands (find her blog on the right side of my blog) is into knitting and crocheting big time. Visit her shop here. In the past, I have bought two knitted winter hats from her as well as a very unique wooden wine bottle stopper that her husband made. His hobby is woodworking and he is quite talented at it. That was a Christmas present for someone one year. You can find a range of one-of-a-kind items for yourself or for gifts. You'll be glad you stopped by her online shop.
Anyway, back to my vest! I asked her to knit or crochet a vest for me. I wear a lot of vests with turtlenecks and slacks to work. My requests were simple. I wanted an open in the front vest. I told her she could use any design and any color that will go with both navy blue and gray slacks. I have seen enough of her work to know I could trust her judgment.
The picture above is the start of my vest! I will get it sometime late September, early October. I told her as long as I had it by winter, I was happy!
And while you're at it, take a look at her blog. This woman lives a very exciting life! Her husband is the Chief Engineer on a Royal Caribbean Cruise Line. They are at sea ten weeks and at home ten weeks. You should see some of the fantastic photos she posts on her blog from the ship as well as her travels here and there. Lois can find a picture perfect moment anywhere!