Thursday, November 10, 2005

You Want Me to do WHAT for the Camera?

Here's the finished Greek Pullover from this fall's Interweave Knits. It needs some side shaping, so I need to learn how to sew with a sewing machine, 'cause this baby's not getting frogged. Note the strange rolls at the belly. That's not me in there -- that's extra sweater. I promise. The yarn is Rowan Kid Classic in Lavendar Ice, just like the pattern in the magazine. I tried to get my accessory cat to sit next to me, like in the pattern photo, but he'd have none of it. ("I have my dignity. I'm not a trained circus bear." - Buddy the Cat)

Accountant Boy was behind the lens, and at this point I think I was supposed to be giving him "passion and anger!" I'm a database programmer, not a model. All I could give him was "Huh??"

This is a more representative picture of me, and also of what's wrong with this sweater. It's simply too big. The arms are good, but the body's just...not quite right.

That throw off to the right in both pictures is a non-Colinette version of the Absolutely Fabulous Throw. I made it back before I knew how to control my gauge. It's enormous. The lovely folks at Skein Lane in El Cerrito helped me pick out the yarns. It's been finished for more than a year. I should probably take it in there and show them the results.

And finally, this is what happens when I take my own picture with the Sony on self-timer. This one's from the first SnB book, knit in Interlacements Merino. I left off the cowl, because I'm just not a cowl kind of gal. It has a nice, high rolled neck. If I had it to do over, I'd knit the body and the sleeves in the round. It'd suck to have to do all of that purling to get garter stitch in the round, but the colors at the seams would have been much nicer. In fact, I'd knit this one again, out of the same brand and type of yarn. Looks like I know which booth I'm going to hit first at Stitches West next year.

1 comment:

knottygnome said...

that sweater is beautiful. i love the colors.

too bad about the greek sweater not fitting. it's very pretty though.

and i love the throw. i'm glad you mentioned it b/c i was about to comment and ask what pattern it was! ...and then i just kept reading and my questions were answered.