Saturday, December 08, 2007

Demi - Delayed FO Shoot

I know when I read blogs about other knitters' FOs, I am always looking to see how it actually fits on a real person. Sure, just the act of completion is a marvel in itself, but let's be honest: We want to know how it looks on someone.
Finding buttons for this sweater took way longer than knitting it, and hence the delay in the photoshoot. I'm actually visiting a friend in Northern California this weekend, and she warned me that she was going to drag me Christmas shopping with her. I told her that I'll bring my comfy shoes :)

"Okay, but you have to take pictures of my sweater while we are out and about today so I can post on my blog.", said I. "And headless". She thought it was funny, but obliged nonetheless.

Pattern: Demi, XS from Rowan Vintage Style

Materials: 14-16 (ha ha I forgot) balls of Pingouin Shetland et Lin, discontinued yarn (a Shetland / linen blend yarn), Sz 6, 7, 8 needles, and 4 wood 3/4" buttons from Joann's.

Notes: No modifications, just knit to pattern. Seaming was a pain in the ass, and I misread the left collar instruction and botched the ribbed (placket) section. I thought I was outsmarting the pattern by not binding off at the left shoulder section. It wasn't until the seaming that I realized that the bind-off had a purpose. Duh. Oh, yea, and seaming was a pain in the ass. It is so painful that I have to repeat. Painful. There, thrice. But whatever, I can live with it.

And there you have it. I love the way it fits, the modified bobbles, the length, the color and the warmth. Trust me, this baby is warm. If I can shop outdoors the whole day without a coat, it is definitely a-ok in my book. And oh, I admit, I did check my reflection a few times today to marvel at my own work. Pfffftt..... Who wouldn't?


Blogger Mozilla said...

Wow Winnie that came out great!! I am all for tit for tat when in need of some modeled knit wear photos. They are hard to come by.

And I know that puppy is warm if you can survive the 45 degree weather up North without a jacket.

Great job

8:30 PM  
Blogger Allegra said...

Wow, that's fabulous!

10:30 PM  
Blogger jacqueline said...

if i made a jumper like that, i'd be checking out my reflection in the window too.

gorgeous winnie - just gorgeous!

11:05 PM  
Blogger Heidi said...

Gorgeous! I really like the buttons.

Yes, I agree with the "on a real person" thing. Sometimes I see really beautiful garments that aren't on a person, and I always wonder what they would look like "in real life".

5:08 AM  
Blogger Maryse said...

Your comment is so true. Last year, I knit my first sweater and it didn't fit very well. It was a good learning lesson and now, I love Ravelry because it can tell us a lot about patterns! The buttons are perfect and I love your Demi... I looks so confortable and it's a classic that will last you for years!

6:00 AM  
Blogger Team Knit ! said...

Oooh, it looks fantastic! I love that creamy oatmeal colour, too. I definitely hear you about knits being modelled on people- I don't want the only FO shot I see to be of a sweater thrown on a bed, even if that is where it might spend most of it's time. It's all about the fit!!

7:58 AM  
Blogger rockbridge said...

holy cow - stunning... absolutely stunning! i may have to cast on for one myself now...

9:47 AM  
Anonymous Linda said...

Simply stunning. I didn't see what all the fuss was about when people were announcing that they were going to knit this sweater, but seeing yours definitely changed my mind. I'll have to give the pattern another look...

11:12 AM  
Blogger Octopus Knits said...

I agree - wow! it looks wonderful on you. I love it in the cream... just beautiful... you're making me want to add this to my queue!

12:46 PM  
Anonymous Frenchie Poo said...

Another hit! Cant wait to see your new website and your own patterns.

12:47 PM  
Blogger goodkarma said...

Winnie, it's gorgeous! I love the color you chose, it really shows off all the work you did. Shetland and linen is such an interesting combination; I wish I could feel your sweater! You look fantastic in this Demi.

4:00 PM  
Anonymous Ann said...

It looks gorgeous! I totally love the buttons.

4:53 PM  
Blogger Luni said...

Can I tell you how pretty that is? I saw it blocking, but there's nothing like a modeled shot for the WOW factor.
Lovely, just lovely.

5:10 PM  
Blogger Steph said...

Your Demi looks perfect on you, I love the fit and the color!

6:47 PM  
Blogger caitlyn said...

It looks gorgeous on you!

8:19 PM  
Blogger Lily said...

WOW.....WOW.... I am speechless.

6:04 AM  
Blogger Knitty Gritty Thoughts said...

WOW - what a gorgeous sweater and it fits you great too!

7:16 AM  
Blogger jenna said...

Gotta have the modeled shot! It looks amazing! :)

7:18 AM  
Blogger Stacey said...

beautiful - i love it in the lighter color - the cables really pop!

7:27 AM  
Blogger Julia (MindofWinter) said...

I love it, Winnie! This may be my favorite Demi yet!

7:41 AM  
Blogger Marlena said...

What a perfect fit! I hope you had fun shopping!

7:59 AM  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

Your Demi is beautiful!

9:29 AM  
Blogger thebrownsheep said...

yours looks so much better than the pattern! now i'm regretting pulling demi out of my queue--seeing it in a solid color like yours makes such a difference. great job :)

11:47 AM  
Blogger Kirsten said...

This sweater is stunning! Simply gorgeous!

1:26 PM  
Blogger tentenknits said...

that's beautiful!! i love it.

7:59 AM  
Blogger moosie said...

so gorgeous on you!

10:50 PM  
Blogger KNITSABELLA said...

Hurray! That looks SWEET! Heck, I'd be staring at my reflection constantly if I managed to knit something that gorgeous and look for darn good in it hehe.

8:09 AM  
Blogger mel said...

Damn, I love this sweater - Absolutely gorgeous, without a hint of fussiness. Perfect choice on the buttons :)

12:30 PM  
Blogger Erin said...

Wow. I had given up on this sweater thinking it would be unflattering on me and while I still think it might I am so inspired by yours that I just might have to add it to my queue again. Amazing, beautiful job.

3:56 PM  
Blogger yaiAnn said...

Girl! That looks fab! I want a winter white one just like yours! Great job!

11:09 PM  
Blogger Moni said...

So cute!! I love it!

3:10 PM  
Blogger rubyredruca said...

looks beautiful! I want one!

8:44 PM  
Anonymous domesticat said...

Girl. You know that's hot.

2:05 PM  
Blogger carrie said...

that's so so beautiful. and the buttons were worth the wait!

8:25 PM  
Anonymous blossom - said...

LOVELY sweater! cables are always beautiful to look at!

6:32 AM  
Anonymous Nora said...

It looks stunning on you! Beautiful work.


12:32 PM  
Blogger KathleenGail said...

OMG! I drop by and visit various blogs and see there knitting and, I must say, it is rare that my mouth drops open and I say "WOW!" I want that sweater. THAT is a GREAT sweater. FABULOUS job. Big pat on the back for you. Yowza!

10:46 AM  
Blogger juli said...

I adore this sweater! It looks lovely on you, and now it's very high up on my Things to Knit list. It is so beautifully made, great job!

4:03 PM  

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