I actually have about a foot knit on the sweater vest, because I am eager to finish it and wear it. I decided that sweater vests are great because they only require a moderate commitment in time and money, and you can wear them in a variety of settings. So I hope to knit a few of the buggers this year.
As if I didn't have enough projects on the needles yet, I cast on tonight for a Windschief neck warmer. After a recent and very windy day in the city, I decided I needed to make at least two of these, since they pack small and they are impossible to blow off, even with the strongest gust of wind. Of course, I needed to use soft yarn... I went stash diving and pulled out some old-school Malabrigo for the job. Now all I can say is that it has been too long since I've knit with such buttery-soft goodness. I know it won't be the sturdiest thing in the world, but I don't really care. I might even encourage a bit of felting to toughen things up. It's a bit of a pity that some of the newer and sturdier yarns have eclipsed the reign of Malabrigo. I'm just sayin'.