I need to start out by noting that I am quite limited in the area of available and willing photographers. I have 5 boys who can't keep their grubby hands off my camera until I actually want them to use it. Then they whimper and moan while I attempt to motivate them all of the usual (yet useless) motherly lines like, "All the driving around I do for you and you can't give me a few minutes for a decent picture??" But they are immune to such prattle and find the disgrace of standing in the front yard taking pictures of their mother too much to bear.
Anway... We'll start with this washed out photo of my Shetland Triangle Shawl.
Actually, I have no idea how to wear a shawl and am not sure better lighting would make any difference. (But I do think some lipstick would be good here.)
I'm not sure if it's the improved lighting or the missing model that makes this photo so much more appealing. Either way, whether I wear it or not, I loved knitting it and am crazy about the finished shawl.
Shetland Triangle Shawl from Wrap Style
Dream in Color Smooshy in "Chinatown Apple" - 1 skein plus a bit of a second
Knit Picks Options size 6
Mods: 14 repeats instead of 8
Next up is Talia from the Spring Knitty. This is a great pattern and fun to knit.
Unfortunately, my inability (or unwillingness) to measure properly resulted in shoulder straps that were too long.
I could fix this by frogging all the garter edging around the armholes and neckline (choke), then unseaming the shoulders and frogging back a few rows, but... I also seem to have strayed and ignored the obvious gauge issue that was occurring as I knit with rapid clicks.
Even if I fixed it, buttons ain't gonna hold this puppy together. I actually like the vest enough to put some more effort into it but I think my best bet is to start from scratch. I feel much sadder about this now that I've seen the pictures. I must hide it again quickly.
The yarn is Malabrigo Worsted in "Pigeon".
What have I learned?
(1) I love to knit shawls and I don't have to worry about them fitting.
(2) It's really worth the time to slip a one-piece knit off the circulars onto some waste yarn to double check your fit.