Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Making...

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.

Specs:

 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.
Just perfect!

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!














12 comments:

house on hill road said...

it's super cute, jane! i love the color.

Holli said...

Great job, Jane. The color is perfect on you and the custom fit can't be beat. Yay for a FO that works so well!
xo

MadMad said...

Love it! The mods and the button! Very cute color on you, too. And look how skinny you are!

Victoria said...

LOVE it!! and very jealous of your mad knitting skills!! :D

lollyknits said...

Oh, you are so feeding my tweed addiction. The color is lovely, and the subtle flecks in the yarn are just scrumptious. The background of fall leaves doesn't hurt a bit either :)

a friend to knit with said...

jane YOU are super cute! LOVED seeing you!

and the sweater?! AWESOME! i would wear that all of the time!

xx

Andi said...

That is absolutely lovely! Glad you stuck with it, was indeed worth finishing.

RW said...

This is awesome Jane. I just made my first cowl and I thought I was doing good. Your sweaters and socks impress the heck out of me.

From All Stitched Up said...

I love the sweater. You make me want to do some knitting for myself! Good job and photgrapher did a good job as well.

Rachel said...

Super cute sweater...especially with it's tweedy loveliness! Everything you knit turns out so well and wearable...this is no exception!

Sandy said...

looks like the perfect sweater, jane! great colour, great fit...i love it!

Renee said...

What a lovely knit! Beautiful on you, love the colour too.