Finally FO pics!

I was finally able to take modeled photos of Petersburg – at 7 am, so they are a little dark.

A few random notes after wearing it several times:  I have given up on the belt holes – I don’t like how using them makes the sweater stand out from my waist.  I would make belt loops if I did it again, but as it is I’m just doing without, and it seems to be working fine.

It’s very warm and cozy, but perhaps could be a little smaller in the shoulders (this is my primary problem with sweaters with ease – my shoulders are so narrow that the sweater will fall off if they are too big.)  I love it anyway, especially with this shirt, but I’m still not sure that belted knits are my thing (I don’t like messing with the tie, and I am very short waisted.)

I have finished knitting the pieces to Polly, and it will be done soon – I can’t wait to wear it!  Today in the mail I got the yarn to restarts Baby Cables, Jaeger Extra fine merino DK.

This is such a nice yarn… I cannot understand why it was discontinued.  Nice basic yarns that don’t cost a fortune are rare.

The new issue of Knotions is out, and I really love Swing Swing – I have the exact yarn used in the pattern already!  I will probably knit it to a slightly tighter gauge – Colrain does pill a bit, and I like to minimize that.  I’m also making the Magic Mirror mittens, Vortical socks, and Isotope hat… it’s a great issue!

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13 thoughts on “Finally FO pics!

  1. Pat says:

    Your Petersberg is just beautiful, and that color is great with your red hair! I am so with you on wearing belts, though. I too am very short waisted, so if I wear a belt at all it has to be around the hips and then it falls off when I walk. (I’m very thin). So as much as possible, I just do without the belts altogether.

    You do beautiful work!

  2. preita says:

    Looks fabulous! I think yoiu look great it belted knits, it really makes you looks super tiny through the waist! :D

    Beautiful job :D

  3. it’s a beautiful vest! i also am not a big fan of belted knits, nor am i a fan of belt loops. i’m short-waisted as well, so that might be it! looks great on you though :)

  4. Just chiming in to agree with everyone else. It is stunning, and I absolutely adore that blue with your red hair. You and I have very similar tastes in patterns, so I love to come to your blog and get ideas for future projects.

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