Thursday, September 8, 2011

The Vest Question Revisited

I know, I can't get over this big decision on what pattern to use for this vest I want to make. I think I have it narrowed down to two choices:

This one I posted about last week. I came across this vest on another blog and I fell in love with it.

I was able to find the pattern on Ravelry. Unfortunately it's not one of the free patterns. I looked to see if the book was at my local library, which it is not (nor any library anywhere nearby). So now the debate is should I buy this book, or find another pattern I like almost as well.

I also like this vest:

I found this pattern on-line, so no worry about having to find and purchase a book.

I'm leaning towards just buying the book for the first vest. I knew the second I saw that vest that it was what I was looking for. I just hate to spend money on anything if I don't have to. But for $12 plus shipping I can get this book and maybe it will have other patterns I love too. Opinions?


Ashley the Handknit Bandit said...

If the book has other good patterns I would say definitely go for it. The first best is awesome and I would guess the book would have other great projects as well. $12 is a little much for one pattern but if there is at least 1-2 other projects that you like why the heck not?

But if you still don't want to spend the cash (which I also hate to do)you can also do an inter-library loan. This is where your local library requests the book from any library in the country that has the book. It might take a little while but if you've got the time it is a good option.

Linda said...

Have you looked for website with the book? Some, like knit picks show several pages of pictures. That could help decide.

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