What's that you say?
Did I hear you say that, "She actually knit something?"
Yep, I did.
Well, to be exact, I finished this sweater way back in June. All it needed was the button.
It sat in my knitting basket all summer just daring at me to make a decision on button placement.
I went back and forth and finally settled on the option below
Bottom line: I LOVE this sweater.
This sweater was started over a year ago.
I had a difficult time with the first front panel and set it down to ponder my difficulties.
It sat for a long while as I pondered and knit other things.
But then I got on a finishing spree and went to town on Nuss. It's provided me with the right amount of attention that I did not get bored.
The recommended yarn is Berocco Blackstone Tweed.
I had some Debbie Bliss Donegal Luxury Tweed sitting in my stash.
I swatched and it fit the bill.
I had a hard time deciding on button placement. The original pattern calls for tiny buttons down the bodice. Many of the sweaters that I looked at on Ravelry showed pulling when the buttons were attached.
My sister-in-law, Julie, helped me make my final decision The button was found at an antique show/flea market this past summer.
This sweater will be worn a lot this winter. It's has just the right amount of ease and the opening in front does not make for an overly warm sweater.
PS: My photog was free and I had to go with the fact that my hair wasn't combed nor did I have any make-up on. But, hey! I'm good with that. I'm just glad this sweater is finally finished!