About a year ago, Keats requested that I knit for him a vest. He wanted a rainbow striped sort of vest minus pink, purple, or anything closely resembling either of those colors. Together we searched for yarn and finally settled on a no longer available colorway of Knit Picks Chroma worsted. Keats bravely cast on a Milo vest by himself, but quickly lost interest. I wasn’t particularly motivated to knit a giant, crazy, bright Milo myself, so the yarn just sat on a shelf making me feel guilty. As I excitedly finished up Larkspur’s Bulle and cast on for Beatrix’s, Keats started to lay the guilt on thick. He needed a vest or he was going to be cold. Why do I only knit for the girls? When am I going to finish his vest? I’m never going to finish his vest, that’s when.
So, I made myself finish it. I posted details on Ravelry, in case you are interested in sizing up this pattern. In my case, I actually made it too big (I could wear it myself had I knit it longer, and if I wore brightly striped sweater vests.) I do believe this vest will continue to fit Keats beyond the time in which he is actually willing to wear this sort of thing.
Next, I am sure I will start getting it from Seth because I haven’t finished his socks. It’s not my fault that just when I was ready to turn the heels he decided that he wants them to come up to his knees.