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The vest that almost wasn’t

IMG_0056A few months ago, I was in my favorite yarn shop, Webs in Northampton, MA and I saw this beautiful yarn called Madelinetosh Prairie. I had to have it. I wasn’t sure what I was going to make with it but I bought a skein anyways.At the same time, I decided I wanted to try Tunisian Crochet.  I found a pattern online to make a vest that crosses over. It’s constructed by making to rectangles, sewing them together in the back and crossting the front over and sewing it down to the side. I started crocheting away and fnished my first skein of yarn. I had no idea this kind of crochet ate up so much yarn, especially when you have to use 2 strands to get the guage. I usually knit and am used to that yardage. Off to Webs I went to purchase another skein. When I ran out of yarn again, I realized this was going to be one very expensive vest. But I loved the feel and drape of the yarn and I didn’t want to rip it out at this point. I was convinced this would be my last skein I needed and luckily it was.  Now it was time to construct it. I did it like the directions said but it just didn’t work out and it was really hard to get into.  Again I didn’t want to rip it out, so I unsewed it and was left with 2 rectangles. What could I do with these 2 rectangles? I sewed them together to form a vest and then double crocheted around the left side, neck and right side. I like it better than the original pattern and it drapes really nice.