Friday, October 19, 2007

The most picture heavy post ever...

I tried to get some decent photos of the finished cardigan today, but it's a real pain to photograph oneself. I was sweating and trying to turn around in strange angles, and don't even get me started on photographing your own back! And yes, I did use the timer on my camera, but it just didn't want to co-operate with me. Oh well, this is the result.


Don't you just love the colors.

Yarn: Kauni Multicolor
Contrast yarn: Novita Nalle

Pattern: Improvised cardigan pattern, made it up as I went along

Hearts: I adapted a lace pattern I found on Anne's website, here, and made it into fair isle.


I think I chose the perfect buttons.


View from above.



This is what happens when you try to photograph your own back, holding the camera in your hand. Classy!



Picture of back taken with the camera's timer. Notice how the fair isle pattern is pulling in the cardigan at the waist. This is exactly what I wanted to happen, and the reason why I used a sturdier contrast yarn with polyamide in it. I'm so happy it actually worked!


I didn't expect it to be so difficult to photograph the little heart on the shoulder.


Close-up of heart.


And finally, the whole thing lying on the couch.


And same story from behind.

Phew! What an ordeal!

23 comments:

Ühltje said...

I still have not come up with an appropriate name, but what a gorgeous beauty.

Macoco said...

This is absolutely gorgeous. One of the nicest sweaters I've seen lately.

Your SP said...

OMG! That is a really gorgeous cardigan! I love it!

Maud said...

Snääärtigt! Verkligen snygg kontrast, och ideén att sätta mönstret i midjan är ju briljant! Grattis till ett välgjort arbete!
PS Jag har försökt själv fotografera mina egna alster, och kommit fram till att det inte går, så jag är imponerad av dina bilder också.

weaverknits said...

This sweater is unbelievable, and I love your blog! I've added you to my regular reading list and look forward to seeing your future work!

Telmah said...

Wow! That is exceptionally beautiful.

Amy said...

That is SO gorgeous!

Tris said...

WAUW... it turned out just beautiful.
Have you considered writing up the pattern? And send it to Knitty.com???

Dave said...

It's beautiful. I love the colours and the stranded motif you chose. It almost has a Celtic feel to it.

melissa said...

that's amazing! you should be really proud!

Tui said...

It so gorgeous! I want one also! I also hope you would write pattern for this. :)

Monika said...

I just looked at the pictues, this is a wonderful cardigan! Lovely colores and interesting pattern. Love it!

makepeace75 said...

Wau, tosi kaunis! Kiva kuvio ja ihana väri.

Ina said...

Wow vilken snygg tröja!! Jättekiva mönster och helt ljuvligt garn. Grattis!

Pikku- Kettu said...

Vau! Ei voi muuta sanoa. Aivan upea!

Karen S said...

It is sooooooo beautiful! And what a clever idea to let the colorwork tighten the waist for you!!!

joko said...

kaunis villatkki! värit on ihanat

Amy said...

Oh so oh so gorgeous!

Natalie said...

Wow. Very nice!

Courtney said...

That is really amazing! You have some serious talent my dear!

Bridget said...

This is fabulous! I can't wait until you make the pattern for this available! Don't care where, dont' care if I have to pay, I WANT this pattern!

Thanks for the lovely pics, even if you had to go through some contortions!

Irene said...

What elegance!

Corinna said...

Thanks for writing this.