Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Brrrrrr . . . .

The weather has gotten really cold here in the past couple of weeks.  And as an added bonus, our furnace seems to have decided it's not quite ready to come back to work for the winter.  So it's been very icy in the house, and I think that's the reason the cold that followed me home from Rhinebeck stayed all week and sapped my energy.

The plus side to a cold house is that it's the perfect excuse to layer on the hand-knits.  And speaking of hand-knits, I still haven't shared the final pictures of my February Lady Sweater.  Actually, the On Location Rhinebeck Shots are pretty horrendous, so let's just start with the stats.

Cast On: 10 August 2008
Completed: 2 October 2008
Yarn: Knit Picks Andean Silk, Cinnamon, 9.3 skeins
Needles: Knit Picks US8 (5mm) circ

What?  You still want to see the pictures?  Well, okay - but don't laugh too hard at the funny faces I'm making.  The first shot I like to call "Funny Smile".


The second one was a pose that clearly didn't work for me, causing me to call this picture "Looking Fat".


And last, we have "Clearly Not Ready".

Not sure what I was looking at, but maybe I had spied some pretty yarn nearby!!  I do remember being nervous because I wasn't quite sure I was supposed to be standing so close to the landscaping.  Don't worry, I was careful not to trod on the plants.

Only one more day until Mr. Furnace Repairman comes to bring us heat again.  Until then, it's me and my knits!

20 comments:

Melissa said...

The sweater looks great! The pictures are not bad. :)
Hope you get warm soon.

jessica said...

LOL you are too funny! i think the pics look great! That happens with my hubby too, i blame him for not taking good pics, its deffenitly not me ;O) I love having a reason for wearing handknits.... that jsut means i need to knit more for myself. Oh yeah, the sweater is beautiful!!! i'm seeing it everywhere and i want to jump on and make one of my own!

wishiwerebuffy said...

I feel your pain. I'm sitting here on the laptop in a coat. The men are here NOW trying to install my furnace.

The sweater is fantastic. LOVE IT!

Julie said...

Our furnace needed a new igniter before it could be coaxed into coming on for the season. Hope yours is equally minor!

The sweater looks just fab! I love the longer sleeves and it looks really great on you.

Happyplace. said...

teehee, I love the face you're making in that last one...looks like the photographer said something ...off color...
She looks great on you!

Qutecowgirl said...

Love the Pictures!!! and the sweater is very lovely. I like the long sleeves. I am sure it is coming in handy. Our furnace works but the house is drafty.

Hope all goes easily

=)

cpurl17 said...

You look adorable in all the photos!

The last photo is a "Oh no she didn't" expression!

Zonda said...

Yikes...stay warm! FLS looks so good on you, love that color on you! :)

noeysmommy said...

You look lovely in all the pics! The sweater is gorgeous! I'm sending you some of our warm weather (it was 98 degrees here today!)

KeanaLee said...

I love it on you, stunning. It is cooooolllldddd here!

kristina said...

The sweater is beautiful!!! I love your picture titles.

Did you like the andean silk? I am thinking of using it, the one time I did for a little project, it sort of grew a lot after I wet it to block. Did that happen to you?

Hope your house warms up soon. :)

Jessica said...

The sweater looks wonderful! And really, the pics are not that bad. Your staff photographer just needs a little training (a.k.a. Wait until I tell you I'm ready!!!). ;) The buttons worked out great too. This is definitely one of the better looking versions of this pattern I've seen. Way to go!

Kathy said...

You look like a model in that last shot. You know how they put the pouty models on their ads now! I LOVE all the pics of you Karen! YOUR sweater is nothing less than perfect. You put a PIN in it?????? I hope it is a Diabetics support pin!

I have a terrible picture of me to share with you. I''ll email it later.

Again, great knitting. and I LOVE YOUR hair!

knitseashore said...

I don't think they're bad at all -- you have a nice smile in the second photo especially! The sweater looks perfect with the scenery.

Our furnace is working, but I still sometimes wear a coat indoors. I am married to a sweet if somewhat frugal man that I call "Heat Miser" in the winter. :)

Sonya said...

Love, love, love that sweater! And it fits perfectly. I wore mine to work last week. Whenever I'd start to get overheated, I'd walk around and the wind blowing through the lace would cool me off.

Glad your furnace is working (and won't cost a fortune). I always hold my breath a little when we turn ours on for the first time.

Walden said...

Nice job. It looks like it fits you very well and looks very nicely knit.

Sourire11 said...

It's so pretty!!! And so are you! I always make funny faces in my finished object photoshoots, too.

Lynne said...

It is fabulous, Karen! What a great sweater, and it looks very, very nice on your! Perfect fit. praying for your family.

amandacathleen said...

you look fantastic in your FLS! It turned out lovely and those buttons are just fantastic.
Urgh! I missed you at Rhinebeck! Oh, well there is always next year right?

Ragan Knits etc... said...

Tee-hee...love your comments about your pictures.
:-)
The sweater is absolutely gorgeous! The buttons look great.
Hurray!

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