It's been done for almost a week, and yesterday I finally took some time to do a little photo shoot. Strap on your seat belts - it's going to be a long ride!! I couldn't decide which picture I liked best, so I'm putting them all up!
I am thrilled with this sweater. The fit is just perfect. It's not the softest yarn out there, but it's comfortable. It wasn't the most fun to knit with, but it sure does give nice stitch definition. I won't bore you with the details again - here's the Ravelry page with all the particulars.
So here I am, in my best faux-vintage get-up. I apologize for the photos being a little dark. That's just the way it goes in Chicago in the winter! I had every light in the place on, and I took these at noon!
I was trying to mimic the poses the model in the magazine was doing. Here she is, with one of my vintage Vera scarves, this one from the early 1960s:
I like that pose because you can see my cute little kitten heels. And how do you like my faux beehive? This is about as beehivy as my hair will get, discounting the fact that it usually looks like something is nesting in there anyway since I'm not a fan of brushing it!
And how about that skirt? That, folks, is a magic skirt. No matter how much or little I weigh, it still fits and looks great! I made it probably around winter of 2000 from a pattern from Burda magazine, to which I subscribed for a couple of years way back when. Sadly, when we moved to Chicago 3 years ago, I thought I probably wouldn't get into sewing again and got rid of all the magazines AND the patterns I had traced from them! URGH! I would love to make this skirt again. It has interesting sideways darts at the front:
And take a look at the way I used to do "invisible" zippers. I've learned to do it properly this year!
But this skirt is fully lined and even has a back vent, of which I'm quite proud:
Here's one final look at the sweater, because I want you to notice the nice leather buttons I found:
I have a feeling I'll be making at least one more sweater from that particular magazine . . .