Thursday, January 9, 2014

Knitted Jacket Done!

I had a different button in mind, but it was very heavy and too big to comfortably get through the buttonhole, so I used another one.


It's very warm and comfy, but I have one question...


Why does hers look so hip and cool (to me, anyway)...


and mine looks so bulky? I'm not getting the vibe I expected. I feel more like a granny...or a teacher wearing a chunky sweater to stay warm.


I'll have to ponder that while I'm beading...

8 comments:

Bianca S said...

I love this sweater! I think you did a fantastic job! Have you tried the sweater with a print shirt beneath? I think the photo sweater pops because of the contrast between the solid and the print. The way you are wearing it plays up the neutrals so it blends. My 2 cents :)

Thanks for the needle info!

Pam said...

Great job! I love the color on you -- I'm doing my first sweater this winter!

Warm regards, Pam

BeckyW said...

Your sweater is gorgeous!! I agree with Bianca that it would really pop paired with a print.

Junior said...

And a groovy belt!

Dr. Fun (AKA Sister) said...

Thank all you people, you're right! I wore it to dinner tonight over a button-up purple collared shirt and groovy-belted jeans, and I think it looked better. Can you believe I don't own a print blouse? Time to go shopping!

Pam, you're going to love knitting sweaters - especially if they're mostly seamless like this one.

Bianca, I got some different beads by accident (they're twisted instead of straight), and my needle won't fit - arghh! Hope you found a combination that worked.

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

I love this sweater. You did an awesome job and it looks great on you.

Anonymous said...

I think it looks wonderful on you! Of course, I'm a grandmother that wears chunky sweaters to stay warm, at least I have been lately, along with anything else I can get on my body at the same time! It's been freakin' cold up here! Although it is supposed to be 65 on Saturday.

I think you also have to consider that the model in the pix is probably a size 0. (The other day in Chico's I saw a size 0.5. Who knew???)

Robbie

Dr. Fun (AKA Sister) said...

Thanks, Ann!

Robbie, don't let that Chico sizing fool you - they only go up to size 3! I think I was a size 2 or 2.5 when I bought some pants in there. I thought I was hot stuff till I found out I was near the top of the scale. But you're right - she's a stick, and also my yarn is darker...wait, that should make me look slimmer....I'll think of something.