Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Amateur photo shoot

I always have ideas about how I WANT the photos to look, but pulling them off (alone) isn't always possible. So, picture this, I dropped my daughter off at school this morning and I start driving around the neighborhood looking for a scenic spot to photograph my FO and so I pull into an apartment complex that overlooks a swamp, I mean pond, and pull over. Imagine the look on the landscaper's faces as I get out, position my shawl on the park bench near the pond, and start snapping pictures. Sure, I do this all the time, this is a perfectly normal day. Anyway, I still need some better shots but you'll get the idea of how it came out.

Here's some pre-blocked pictures first:

I need to re-calculate, but I think I only have about 5 yards left of the malabrigio, which is not too bad. I was worried I'd have a lot more left over.

Now for the tah-dah!! I blocked this sucker within centimeters of it's life and at any moment was expecting it to rip right down the center. I even worried when I unpinned it that it would sproing back and loudly proclaim "HAH, sucker! I'm staying small!" But fortunately, it stayed exactly as I pinned it. I re-pinned the bottom point and spread out the tail section to show off the stitch definition a little better, so I'm really pleased with the way that came out.

Ok, I'll stop blabbing and get to the good stuff.

I absolutely love the pattern, would make it again, in the larger size though, just for the drapey goodness of it all. I'm so happy happy happy this is finally in my FO list.

On that happy note, I'll leave you with this. My daughter and I were greeted with this beauty as we pulled into school.
How could anyone have a bad day after seeing that?


Very Pretty. Don't you love those blocking wires? Bring it on Wednesday. Oh... and did you find a gold?
It's gorgeous, I can't wait to see it in person!
It's so gorgeous- I love it! :)
SO pretty! I think it'll look great with your new earrings ;-)
Just in time for a little cool snap.
It is really beautiful! Don't you feel like you have to "sneak around" to get scenic FO blog photos? I always wonder what my neighbors think as I am rearranging my backyard for photo shoots. :)
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