If nothing else, the photography session was worth the wait. I decided to go ALL OUT, makeup and everything, so naturally I had to answer the door partway through. Jehovah’s Witnesses, bless ’em. They gave me a pamphlet with a moose on it and scampered away from the crazy lady with a camera and too much blusher. XD
Anyway. Here it is. Leek!
Top-down, raglan, mainly stockinette cardigan done on 3mm needles in an acrylic/wool blend. It was originally intended to be sleeveless/cap sleeve but at some point I obviously decided that this was not what I wanted. Possibly after making my peacock eye cardi, possibly after I found myself wearing wristwarmers in July.
Here’s the front detail which was totally intentional and not due to a miscalculation at all, oh no.
OK, I confess, I was aiming for a deep V-neck but put the bottom of the V far too high. I like it this way, though, it’s actually the perfect place to have that single button. That was deliberate – I very rarely do up more than a couple of buttons on cardigans, and I really wanted to use the last of these mother of pearl buttons (previously used in this cardigan).
The underarms are a bit baggy due to picking up too many stitches when dividing the sleeves from the body. Also the whole using-3mm-needles-after-swatching-on-2.75s thing. Still; not terrible. I suspect it’ll balance out as it lengthens after a bit of wear.
I normally hate photographing finished objects but for some reason this session was hilarious. My camera has a double-timer setting – it pauses 10 seconds before the first picture, then another 3 or so before the second. The lighting often comes out better on the second shot, but I almost always mistime it and end up with a shot of blurred movement or daft expressions.
My best duckface:
‘wtf is that? is that a feather? Damn that red boa.’
I don’t even know what’s going on here.