My first "real" FO - sweater vest "Boogie&quo

Well I managed to get 10 balls of Life yarn at joanns for .75 a peice so I figured it was time to try a real article of clothing, a sweater vest. I chose Boogie because it seemed simple enough and it called for bulky yarn, which is what I had. It was really fun knitting it up and learning how to cable and seam and block and all that but man I think it is so hideous and I’d never wear such an item in public! Never! I’m so shamed to be seen in it I had my husband wear it for the pictures. Doesn’t he just look so excited? :teehee: Well, enjoy. If anyone wants it or just wants to unravel it for yarn you can have it!!

The Front
Cable Detail
The back

Cattrah I love it :heart: Whats wrong with it I love the color and with a white blouse underneath on a female of course :teehee: It would look great! Thanks for the pic My fiance laughed saying “see what you women do to us” hehe

I thought the same thing on my first sweater :roflhard: I looked like a quater back in the chunky yarn :roflhard: I really do like it though!!! The yarn is beautiful!!!Where it around the house and maybe you’ll get used to it.You did a great job on the knitting!!!

I think it’s pretty!
(But I do love the pic of your husband with the game controller in hand… :teehee: )

You are a cruel, cruel, woman.

Interrupting your hubby’s gaming like that…sheesh.


'Course…my DH would have to be distracted with something if I was making him model a piece of knitwear.


aww you guys are too kind, really. Yeah I am a pretty mean wife, I do stuff like this to him all the time. But really, as long as his video games are on (He’s playing Game Cube’s Metroid Prime 2 in these pictures) I can do pretty much whatever I want, or say whatever I want, lol.

Maybe I’ll give the vest another try, if perhaps I can shrink it? It’s 47% wool, is that too low of animal content to try and shrink it? It just doesn’t have any shape so it’s not too flattering on me. Makes me look like a box.

Funny though, all the measurements came out right like they were suppose to (I was surprised because I made a really half hearted guage swatch) and yet it almost fits my husband whom is much larger than me. This yarn sure stretches and gives a lot!

Personally, I find anything I knit in a chunky wool makes me look…


I think it looks great too–If you aren’t s chunky sweater wearer it’ll certainly take you by surprise to see yourself in something chunky! LOL!

It’s funny…when I was in high school I loved chunky sweaters [size=1]…I was also about 30 pounds lighter…you think that might have something to do w/ it?[/size]

It would look really cute with a little white long sleeved tshirt underneath. I am not much for mixing the red and black you hubby has on (lol) but I think it is lovely!

Ha I think it’s cool. I love how happy your dearly beloved looks in it.

If you’re serious about letting someone have it to unravel even, could I maybe Pm you and we could talk? I’m always up for some free yarn blatantly a bum :heart: :roflhard: