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Somehow the planets all aligned today and we had a spare half hour, a bag of garments to photograph, a camera and the sun shining so we shot out into the garden and rattled off some photos of things we've been knitting recently. Turns out I wasn't in the most photogenic of moods (blame the sun in my eyes if you will) but, here goes:
Riot waistcoat sent to us by King Cole - not knitted by us - Tracey would never in a million years allowed that really obvious join on the right front! I like it although we've agreed it doesn't necessarily suit those who are - how shall I put this - more generously endowed than I am. FB likes it as he says it makes me look more generously endowed than I actually am!
The pattern looks like this:
and it seems to suit her! Glad to see she's also having a slightly dodgy hair day.
Second garment is in King Cole Misty:
As you can see - FB cunningly blended this with the plant in the background (these things aren't just thrown together, you know). This sweater is lovely and light and only took 4 balls, which was a real bargain.
Third garment is my personal favourite. We took this pattern in King Cole Haze:
and shortened the sweater so it looks like this:
it only took 2 balls and, because of the ribbing, is very flattering - a good result all round (and, again, makes me look more endowed than I am [or is that just the angle and light?]).
You may remember, back in August when the sun was occasionally shining, I started a pair of socks for my brother for his birthday in Riot. Well - finally - here they are (to be fair, they've been finished for a couple of weeks and sitting in the bag waiting to be photographed):
I did Tracey's 2 needle/sewing up method and have to say, I'll never do it again!! Will stick to 4 needles in future but I'm glad I gave it a go. Am v pleased with the way they jolly nearly match. Bro will have his present just over 2 months late!
FB then had red sheep to photograph:
For some reason they've never been photographed properly before but they have now so you can now buy them (and all their friends) on the site - here.
After all that, Deidre came to see what the fuss was about:
Here he is quite clearly wondering what the h*"l those red things are:
and, quite possibly, debating whether they'd be worth eating.
Have a good weekend - extra hour in bed tonight - oh yes!