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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!