I crocheted this vest in about 10 hours. I thought it turned out so pretty. I've shone it around to my friends and they all think it's fabulous. One is even going to make one.
I wanted to make it for my daughter originally. She is modeling it here. She told me before I started she wouldn't wear such a thing. Well pooh!
So, decided my SILs birthday was coming up I'd make one for her. Since she is a tad smaller than my daughter I used my daughter as a model. When I got it done I asked her to wear it so I could get photos of it. As she was wearing it she said, "Why would anyone wear such a thing?!" I told her one would wear it like jewelry. It doesn't have a function other than just looking pretty.
I wanted to show a picture of the front and what it looks like off a person. The original pattern only had a picture from the back. When I hit a snag and didn't know how to shape the arm opening I really needed a picture. I finally figured it out, but here's a picture if anyone else wants to make one.
Unchained Circles Vest by Thanh Nguyen. Pattern can be found at the Universal Yarn website for free. I couldn't find their yarn, so I went with Knit One Crochet Too Ty-Dy Cotton yarn. I found it at this cute little shop in mid town called Fig Tree Alley. Gorgeous yarn and so easy to work with.
I'm married with children and a rotten stinkin poodle as we affectionately call her. I love to spend time with my now college student children, scruffling my poodle, crafting, cooking, listening to books on my mp3 player and working out at the gym.