Finished Object: Vindur! and a Free Pattern Coupon!

First and most important, Laura Nelkin and I teamed up to offer the same special we had at NYSW for our online customers who couldn’t make it to the Festival. Woohoo! Website Special, now through Tuesday, November 1, 2016 ~ purchase STF Vesta to knit Vindur and receive a coupon for a free Vindur pattern on Ravelry (minimum purchase, two skeins of Vesta). You don’t need to do anything else; the coupon will automatically be added to your order!

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Vindur, in process at NYSW

Back to my own personal Vindur …

My goal was to finish my Vindur sweater in time to display it at NYSW. I had hoped to *completely* finish it, meaning blocked and all, but I didn’t get quite that far.

At just about midnight on Friday evening before the Festival opened, I bound off. No way would it dry overnight so a full blocking was out, and there was no iron in our rental house, so I couldn’t even steam block it. Bummer.

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Still pretty, if a but frumpy around the edges, on display in my booth

I blocked it as soon as got home …

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It’s a lovely, comfortable sweater with unique and fresh details. I really like it. The only changes I would make are to make the sleeves a bit longer, and also the body. For the body, I think I would add a few more stitches when casting on the side, and then perhaps spread the decreases out a bit more, so there are more stitches left at the other side. So, I may just have to knit myself another one. heh.

This one is in Spirit Trail Vesta in the Rose Kissed colorway. The first thing Jackson said when I put it on was “I thought you didn’t like pink.” Obviously, my *prior* (long-standing) aversion to pink is well-known. This isn’t really pink, though, but more of a soft magenta/rose. I think my pink aversion was due to the color of my bedroom when I was little. It was pretty much Pepto Bismol pink (in my memory, anyway, likely it wasn’t that bad) and I got pretty sick of it before we painted my room pale yellow. Who knows. These days, I find that I’m open to just about any color. Perhaps it’s because I work with color every day, that I don’t think I have a *favorite* anymore. So, pink is in!

Photo by my son Jackson, who is really good at making me laugh and not look so much like I’m posing in photos (the faces he makes, OMG, he cracks me up). Didn’t realize my hands in my pockets were hiding the asymmetrical hem. Drat.
Trying to show the cool side detail. Jackson thought I looked silly … which I do, but that side detail is important!
A nice, comfy, nearly instant-gratification sweater with seriously stylish details

So, I officially cast on on September 28, 2016 and finished October 14, 2016. Had not NYSW prep gotten in the way (read: too tired to knit in the evening, or just home from the studio too late to consider it), I could have finished it more quickly. Size 11 needles, people! This is a fun, quick knit and the pattern is written so well and so clearly. Really, awesome all around.

Vesta is soft, cushy and so nice to knit. It’s 100% superfine merino (not superwash) bulky weight and, like most soft merino yarns, it will pill.  But, the pills are easily removed and don’t affect the appearance of your garment at all once they’re removed.

Like I said at the start, if you’ve been considering knitting this sweater, I’m having a special from now until Tuesday, November 1, 2016: purchase Vesta to knit this sweater from my website (minimum purchase is 2 skeins of Vesta), and get a coupon for a free Vindur pattern on Ravelry with your order! 

Happy Making, everyone! And Happy Weekend! Woohoo!

4 thoughts on “Finished Object: Vindur! and a Free Pattern Coupon!

  1. “Rose Kissed” is *not* pink. I grew up in a house whose rooms were decorated by a mum who adored pink. Yeah, the pepto-bismol color. So I, too, have avoided pink since I escaped to college. (I was so bad, I returned all of the pink baby outfits folks bought for my baby girl, and exchanged them for other colors – preferably strong reds, blues, greens, and purples. Now that she’s grown up, she dislikes pink too). But “Rose Kissed” is (underline) hot pink(close underline). Or cherry. Intense. Not a wimpy color.

    Alas, I live so far south that Vesta could only be worn here about one week a year as a sweater 😦 Maybe Laura will design a fingering weight cardigan whose style echoes Vindur…

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    1. Ha! Poor you, completely surrounded by pepto bismol pink ::shudder:: . I didn’t dress my daughter in pink, either. She had red hair, and it was rather clashy. But even if she hadn’t had the red hair, she was (and still isn’t) a fan of pink, either. Yeah, Rose Kissed is more of a deep raspberry … it’s a good pink 😀 (and re: weather … right now I’m wondering if it will ever be cool enough to wear it in Virginia, too!).


  2. Hi Jennifer,Is the coupon a piece of paper that will be tucked into our yarn?  Or, is it digital and I missed a turn to redeem it?Chris Widgren

    From: Spirit Trail Fiberworks To: Sent: Friday, October 28, 2016 11:13 AM Subject: [New post] Finished Object: Vindur! and a Free Pattern Coupon! #yiv9749395408 a:hover {color:red;}#yiv9749395408 a {text-decoration:none;color:#0088cc;}#yiv9749395408 a.yiv9749395408primaryactionlink:link, #yiv9749395408 a.yiv9749395408primaryactionlink:visited {background-color:#2585B2;color:#fff;}#yiv9749395408 a.yiv9749395408primaryactionlink:hover, #yiv9749395408 a.yiv9749395408primaryactionlink:active {background-color:#11729E;color:#fff;}#yiv9749395408 | Jennifer posted: “First and most important, Laura Nelkin and I teamed up to offer the same special we had at NYSW for our online customers who couldn’t make it to the Festival. Woohoo! Website Special, now through Tuesday, November 1, 2016 ~ purchase STF Vesta to knit Vind” | |


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