Friday, March 31, 2006

One Of My WIP's

Well, I decided to show a work in progress. I don't normally seem to do this because I like to show the finished product. I suppose, though, that it is a good idea to post progress pics because then you, or me, or anyone who wants to see, can watch the item unfold so to speak. I guess it's like with kids...a parent doesn't wait until the child is all grown up before showing his/her picture to others and say, "See, this is my kid. He/She is all complete and grown up now." No, a parent shows baby pics, toddler pics, older kid pics, teen pics...all kinds of pics of their "work in progress".

Anyway, for your view pleasure (or displeasure), I present to you the back of the Let's Party Cardi from the January Issue of Creative Knitting: The red part of it didn't turn out well in the pic for some reason. In some lights, the red looks closer to a pinkish colour...not quite fuchsia (ok I had to look up how to spell fuchsia and I had no idea that's how you spell the looks weird, lol), yet in other lights it looks red. When I bought the yarn, in the store is looked closer to a bright pink, yet at time, as I say, it looks red. They had a dark red and dark blue, but I wanted the brighter ones. Anyway, I don't know if it goes well enough together, but I think it will least I hope it does. I don't want the recipient, whoever she may be, to look like a freak!

Here is a closeup of the work. Again, the red section didn't seem to focus in very well...that part is worked knit on the right side, and then a knit two, purl four repeat one the wrong side. I know, the rotten picture taking doesn't show that. The blue is a simple garter stitch (knit both sides)...hmm, and I just realized that the picture to the left is the inside of the garment, and not the outside...can tell where the blue joins in. Sheesh, gonna have to work on my photography skills too!

Tinker Belle has gotten quite used to having her picture posted on my blog for the world to see. I am afraid it might be going to her head! What is a kitty mama supposed to do? Well, I opt for showing her picture of course...especially since she threatened my yarn. She grabbed the ball of red...or grabbed a strand and pulled it along and was about to wreck havoc unless I snapped her picture. Unfortunately, in the picture she looks somewhat innocent as if to say "Gee, how did that get there?"
However, I know differently! Especially since after the picture was taken she grabbed the strand in front of her and ran off into the dining room leaving the skein in place where it was and a trail of yarny evidence that lead to her going under the dining room table...silly kitty!


Rachel said...

Ha! I love the idea of not showing people pictures of your kids until they're "finished." Unfortunately, if you don't like how they come out, you can't say "I'm going to frog them and reuse their genetic material for something else."

The cardi looks great -- very fun and funky. And nice job matching your text colors to the sweater colors!

Tina in Wonderland said...

The cardi looks like it's coming along pretty quickly. Looks great so far! That is some cooooool looking yarn!

Red is my favorite color, but I'm with you on thinking that it's a pain in the butt to photograph! My red slipper socks kept showing up in as a weird hot pink, then I had to play with the stupid color settings and stuff.

Cute picture of Tinker Belle playing!

Shelley said...

Rachel - it's probably a good thing that we can't 'frog' The yarn I'm using is called TLC Wiggles (it's one of those 100% acrylic yarns) and is fun and funky. Thanks for noticing the matching colours of text to sweater; I was wondering if anyone would notice :o)

Tina - thanks for the compliment about the cardigan. See above in comment to Rachel for the yarn type. I find red and yellow the hardest to photograph for some reason. I hadn't even thought of playing with the colours. I think when I get it done I'll try to photograph it outside in natural light and hope it will look right.

Catherine Kerth said...

i love that yarn! looks like a party going on in there ;) can't wait to see it as a FO! your right, no one shows off their already grown kid! WIP's pics give us all something to look forward too...

Anny said...

I too had a hard time photographing my red Bristow. Natural morning light is my best bet though even then sometimes it ends up looking like hot pink and forget about stitch definition. LOL! Anywho, can't wait to see more of the cardi ;0)

Gracie said...

The cardi is looking great, I can't wait to see more of the progress pics and the finished product!

Shelley said...

Catherine - yes, I know I enjoy seeing the WIP's other people show and can't wait to see the finished product, so I'm sure others do as well!

Anny - I'll try to remember that, to try the natural morning light when I take a pic of the cardi next time. Thanks for the suggestion.

Gracie - Thanks for the compliment. I can't wait to see the finished product too, lol!

Prayerful Knitter - Shelly said...

Beautiful baby socks below, and a great current work in progress. I really enjoy seeing everyone's progress pictures...and watching the projects grow. : )

Your kitty is wonderful!


Maggie Ann said...

I love your yarn too! How cheerful and pretty. That will be fun to wear.