Monday, August 26, 2013

Finished Knits & Photo Bombers


If you visited my post over at "A Girl in Sheep Clothing" you would have seen this picture of Awan photo bombing my shawl picture.  I had the camera set up on a tripod and I was taking pictures with my remote shutter button. The alpacas were much more interested in the camera than me and my alpaca Quill shawl.




I really love how my Quill turned out. I am sure I will use it as a blanket 90% of the time, but I'm sure I'll wear it out and about as a shawl once and a while too.


I also finished my Chesterfield Sweater. I was watching my parents dog, Harper, for the weekend and he was more interested in photo bombing my pictures, so in the end I just let him join along.




 
I really love this sweater. I modified the pattern slightly. The pattern has longer lighter color on the sleeves. I added length to the body of the sweater so it fit more of a tunic style.  This balanced out the length of the color change on the sleeves.  I love how it turned out.  I am thinking I might have to shrink it just a tad, but it is fine for now.
 
I used Isager Tvinni Merino yarn for this sweater.  I was knitting it as part of My Sister's Knitter KAL/CAL & Luvinthemommyhoods Summer Sweater KAL.  When I saw the pattern come out in the new Brooklyn Tweed's Men Collection I knew I had to make the Girlfriend version for myself. I am very happy with the yarn. Since I don't have a store close to me that sells Brooklyn Tweed yarn and if I ordered Beaverslide yarn I wouldn't have had it in time for the start date of the KAL, so I went to Chelsea Yarns (my favorite yarn store).  I was so excited when she showed me this Isager yarn because it reminded me exactly of Beaverslide.  So in the end I am trilled with it and I am looking forward to wearing it all Fall.
 
With that said I am chomping at the bit to cast on another sweater.  I have a sweater in mind that I want to make, but I can't find a pattern. I have been trying to knit from patterns for the entire year and not write any of my own. But I'm really fighting the urge to start charting up my own pattern.  I really do love writing patterns, but it can be very time consuming.
 
Well see.....

 

20 comments:

Katiebee said...

hi andee~ i'm over from andi's kal~
your quill is absolutely beautiful! love the alpaca photo's, especially the first one..gave me a good chuckle!

~katieb

TexWisGirl said...

love the bombers. :) you look really comfy in both.

Lori ann said...

you know i LOVE your knits. LOVE. but do you know how cute you are?

karen said...

that is one fabulous sweater you are sporting! It looks warm and cozy :)

thecrazysheeplady said...

That's a great sweater! And your pictures are so much fun. Good thinking with the remote and bombers :-).

Donna said...

Your Quil is absolutely gorgeous! I love how large it turned out. That will definitely keep you warm and cozy this winter!

Debbie said...

andee....you are brave to share the spotlight with those adorable fur balls, you have managed to out shine them ;)

i love the sweater, it suits your cozy personality perfectly!!

Brian King said...

LOL! That's too funny! I bet not many people can say they've been photo bombed by alpaca's! :-)

Alisa said...

love your photo bombing fiber friends!! Too funny! But that shawl....oh my that is just beautiful! And your sweater looks so cozy and soft.....both are amazing projects!

fjord girl said...

That picture is just the funniest.
Swoon...your knits are so very lovely Andee- very talented you are.

steph said...

quill!!! the sweater....both amazing!!! just beautiful! (your bombing friends are pretty darn cute, too!)

Plain and Joyful Living said...

You are such an amazing knitter.

momentsofpeacemama said...

I love that photo! Your knits are gorgeous.

Amber said...

I love both! And I love those alpacas! My husband and I have been seriously considering alpacas over the last couple of years.

Lori ann said...

i had to come back for another look! LOVE your knits, so so beautiful andee!!

Deb Hickman said...

Hehe, love the photo bombed photo, he looks like he's smiling for the camera.
Wow, your shawl/ blanket is stunning, love the sweater too. X

lollyknits.com said...

Alpacas make the best photobombers :P

Lisa said...

Oh, that shawl! You are a wonderful knitter.

Christina - a Babys Smile Knits said...

Most adorable photo-bomber ever! your shawl is beautiful and the sweater looks soo comfy.

Sarah McKelvy said...

I never thought about animals photo bombing. Did Jared Flood design the shawl pattern? It seems like one of his designs.