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ArtLady1981
11-10-2010, 02:06 AM
A KH knitting buddy asked me to try and model my sweaters sometime, rather than just showing them on the floor, laid out flat.

Well, you know...I hate my photos...but tonight I tried to get a few decent shots...
and here are a couple photos, modeling my latest FO, the Hallett's Ledge Cardigan. (http://www.ravelry.com/projects/ArtLady/halletts-ledge)

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1438/5162924483_48799f9201.jpg

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1401/5162923495_33dde6881a.jpg

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1403/5162923121_e95acfa985.jpg

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1352/5163532254_37dbb8a3f3.jpg

I don't look too bad for a plump ole gal, do I? Anyway, should have taken these photos in daylight...the sweater details would have been better...but hey...tonight was the night. My hair was done. My makeup was on. The sweater was on. Things were about as good as they were gonna get. Tomorrow I'll be a wreck again. :wink:

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1164/5158767081_f681276c09.jpg

yarnrainbow
11-10-2010, 02:35 AM
Looks great...you and the sweater! :cheering: And just love that long ribbing on the sweater. I swear I'm gonna try making an adult sweater for myself someday...someday soon! Crossed Fingers

GrandmaLori
11-10-2010, 02:49 AM
You look great! I love the fit from the back. It's very flattering.

JudyD
11-10-2010, 08:23 AM
WOW! There's nothing wrong with those photos. The sweater looks fabulous on you!!!

I hope you will model more of your creations.

:cheering: :cheering: :cheering:

Judy

kmaclean
11-10-2010, 10:06 AM
Very nice! I agree ... it's a very flattering fit! :cheering:

Jan in CA
11-10-2010, 01:51 PM
It looks great on you! :thumbsup:

ArtLady1981
11-10-2010, 05:21 PM
It looks great on you! :thumbsup:

Thanks Jan! The nicest part was this: although it is Blackwater Abbey Irish Wool...it didn't feel itchy next to my skin AT ALL.

Of course, I use the most extreme method of blocking for all Irish Wool: full immersion and soak in Unicorn Fiber Wash, followed by a full immersion rinse and soak in Unicorn Fiber Rinse...squeeze excess water out...roll in thirsty terry towels...and block out to shape...leave til bone dry.

This method of blocking will TAME any yarn! But totally necessary for Blackwater Abbey. And it submits to blocking so nicely, and looks more beautiful when dry! I can hardly believe its transformation.

BWA is particularly nice for cabled designs, and designs with a lot of intricate pattern stitching. It really pops those details!

It creates a very crisp cardigan. It doesn't pill, EVER.

Slim
11-11-2010, 07:46 PM
You look awesome and the sweater is a perfect fit!

MGM
11-11-2010, 09:44 PM
Wow! That sweater is gorgeous and all those cables are amazing! I especially love that you modeled it yourself and took your own pictures. You look fabulous in it. I truly despise seeing a pattern for a bigger-than-size-10(or 12, 16, 20 or 24!) article of clothing being modeled by someone who is obviously a size 2. I think it's false advertising and should be outlawed!

Nice job!

MGM

MoniDew
11-12-2010, 11:20 AM
absolutely gorgeous!!!

hyperactive
11-12-2010, 12:19 PM
you should do that again, model your pieces.
I always think that a lot of items just look a lot better worn than shown. I mean: we are not flat, women even less then men and kids. So how should a well fitting sweater lay flat nicely? And if: a lot of the detail will not show.

So: Well done, not just the knitting.

But I totally understand that problem of "the right moment". You want to wear the perfect outfit (no sweatpants with a fine cardigan, no wrong shirt underneath and all that). THEN you need to have your hair done, make-up (for you and me, it seems). You have to be in the mood, often need a second person and then daylight is very good - shade on a summer day, preferably. And then, just then, you get the perfect pics. And nothing else is worthy of being taken, let alone shown.

That is why I often take pics of a lot of stuff at the same time. The moment comes along, and here goes a basket of stuff to the garden to be worn and shown.

Then all those questions of "background" - no untidy livingroom, kitchen or anything... all that. Well, I do not live in a pictureque castle to stand next to the mantle piece and I do not own a baboo forest either... so pics of me in my stuff are rare, as well. I totally understand.

ArtLady1981
11-12-2010, 05:10 PM
....But I totally understand that problem of "the right moment". You want to wear the perfect outfit (no sweatpants with a fine cardigan, no wrong shirt underneath and all that). THEN you need to have your hair done, make-up (for you and me, it seems). You have to be in the mood, often need a second person and then daylight is very good - shade on a summer day, preferably. And then, just then, you get the perfect pics. And nothing else is worthy of being taken, let alone shown.

That is why I often take pics of a lot of stuff at the same time. The moment comes along, and here goes a basket of stuff to the garden to be worn and shown.

Then all those questions of "background" - no untidy living room, kitchen or anything... all that. Well, I do not live in a picturesque castle to stand next to the mantle piece and I do not own a bamboo forest either... so pics of me in my stuff are rare, as well. I totally understand.

Oh you hit it right on the money!!!! :thumbsup:

Those are ALL my reasons...and in addition...even on my best day...the camera sees and reveals
all of my double chins, my lumps and bumps, my wrinkles...my lopsided everything...and all! :teehee:

Meh, it is what it is! I'm 62 and feeling every year of it! :wink:

hyperactive
11-13-2010, 02:38 PM
Oh come on! I am 35 and I do have all those corners, that I do not want on camera.
And I noticed: My husband must mean the "I love you the way you are" because he takes pictures that reveal all those spots, have wrinkels in the knitting and shadows that show more than they should. But he takes and likes the pictures :)

But we should all relax about that. We do only look like that to ourselves. Like hearing your own voice on tape...

borealowl
11-13-2010, 03:42 PM
I love the sweater and it looks great on you.

LBECK
11-13-2010, 10:25 PM
You DO look Great in the sweater and for 62 as well. Very nice as is all of your work. I have not seen a piece yet that wasn't superbly done. I agree you should model more pieces that you make.

BevL
11-14-2010, 09:38 AM
A KH knitting buddy asked me to try and model my sweaters sometime, rather than just showing them on the floor, laid out flat.

Well, you know...I hate my photos...but tonight I tried to get a few decent shots...
and here are a couple photos, modeling my latest FO, the Hallett's Ledge Cardigan. (http://www.ravelry.com/projects/ArtLady/halletts-ledge)

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1438/5162924483_48799f9201.jpg

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1401/5162923495_33dde6881a.jpg

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1403/5162923121_e95acfa985.jpg

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1352/5163532254_37dbb8a3f3.jpg

I don't look too bad for a plump ole gal, do I? Anyway, should have taken these photos in daylight...the sweater details would have been better...but hey...tonight was the night. My hair was done. My makeup was on. The sweater was on. Things were about as good as they were gonna get. Tomorrow I'll be a wreck again. :wink:

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1164/5158767081_f681276c09.jpg

You look lovely in that sweater, your sweaters are always lovely !! :cheering:

Breezed
11-14-2010, 10:49 AM
You look GREAT! Very cute haircut btw. And the sweater is great and fits you perfectly.

WandaT
11-16-2010, 08:44 AM
You are beautiful Dollyce!! We are always our own worst critics. Others don't see what we zero in on. And I agree - you should model your gorgeous sweaters for us from now on!! I love seeing them on you instead of flat, incredibly beautiful tho they are. :) Thanks for making me smile this morning!

Ginnyb
11-16-2010, 01:24 PM
Absolutely beautiful...it looks chocolate brown, is it? I love the color and it looks wonderful on you!

ArtLady1981
11-16-2010, 01:37 PM
Absolutely beautiful...it looks chocolate brown, is it? I love the color and it looks wonderful on you!

Thanks Ginny! The color is 'Chestnut'. The yarn is Blackwater Abbey, a 100% Irish Wool. Chestnut isn't a flat single shade. You can see some undertones of rust salted in. The overall affect is milk chocolate, I'd say...not dark chocolate.

I've received a lot of compliments on the color at our congregation! People spot those rusty undertones. I was surprised! The Blavkwater Abbey lady (Marilyn King) will send anyone a sample yarns color card for free. Just visit www.abbeyyarns.com and click on SEND ME A COLOR CARD. She takes care of business very promptly.

BWA is one of my all-time favorites for sweaters.

Mike
11-16-2010, 05:14 PM
I love it. No problems with the model either.

Shandeh
11-21-2010, 04:31 AM
Gorgeous sweater and beautiful lady! :muah:

melmac51
11-27-2010, 04:34 PM
Oh you hit it right on the money!!!! :thumbsup:

Those are ALL my reasons...and in addition...even on my best day...the camera sees and reveals
all of my double chins, my lumps and bumps, my wrinkles...my lopsided everything...and all! :teehee:

Meh, it is what it is! I'm 62 and feeling every year of it! :wink:

Holy cr*p!! You're 62???? I honestly thought you were in your
40s and one of those lucky women who are younger than me and have grandchildren. LOL

The sweater is beautiful (as always), and you look beautiful in it. Don't be a shy model anymore, okay?

ArtLady1981
11-27-2010, 05:28 PM
Holy cr*p!! You're 62???? I honestly thought you were in your
40s and one of those lucky women who are younger than me and have grandchildren. LOL

The sweater is beautiful (as always), and you look beautiful in it. Don't be a shy model anymore, okay?
Ah thanks! You're too kind! But I appreciate it very much! Guess what...I'm going to be a Great-Grandmother in June!
So excited to have another baby in the family! Elated!!!

Anyway, what's most amazing....to wrap my head around...is that my own daughter will be a Grandmother herself!
Oy vey! Where does time go??? Can someone please tell me???

Woodi
11-28-2010, 05:01 PM
Artlady, you do look fabulous (even for your age, hehe). I'm 63, one year older than you, and so do my best to NEVER show myself on screen, and can't recognize myself in photos other people take.

Love the sweater, the model....especially love your hairstyle. You're one "with-it" grandmother; I'll bet your kids are proud of you. Such a great knitter, friendly to us other knitters, and good-looking too!

Congrats on all that!

auburnchick
11-28-2010, 06:02 PM
Oh ArtLady, you are one of the prettiest ladies I know. I am so glad that you finally modeled something!! Who cares about the lumps and other stuff? They are like gray hairs...crowns of splendor and signs of a life well-lived.

Please continue to model for us. Delete the icky pictures, if need be. Retake, if need be (that's the beauty of digital cameras). I'll betcha that I take thirty pictures of my knitted things just to get the right shots.

Oh, and don't forget the self-timer option...and a tripod! I could not live without these!

Lovely work. You are my knitting hero!

You're also my adopted Mama, so if you need someone to model other stuff that you might make in, say, to fit someone like me, just let me know. :teehee: