Saturday, February 6, 2010

Photo Shoot

Don't you think depth-of-field is magical?

Last winter, right after I learned how to knit, I didn't know what I didn't know.  I made my sister a hat, and it was too small.  Then I made her another hat, and it was just right.  Then I made myself a hat which I wore and wore and wore.  And still wear, although I can never get a great picture of it.  It didn't occur to me to write up a pattern right away, but luckily I took notes.  
 
This winter, my sister told me that she'd lost the hat-that-was-just-right, and asked if I'd make her another hat.  Would I!  I made her a hat in exchange for her modeling time.  Sometimes I'm so cold I wonder if I'll ever be warm again, but then I just put on my hat and I'm warm.  Or at least, my ears are warm!  So my new hat pattern is called Glacier.
Here are a few pictures of my sister in her hat from the photo shoot I mentioned earlier. 
 
Pattern:  Glacier (rav link)
Yarn:  Manos de Uruguay Wools Clasica in Powder
Needles:  US8, Addis of course!

And she modeled the cowl I made for myself, also.  Aren't sisters great!

Pattern:  Burberry-Inspired Cowl Neck Scarf by Julianne Smith
Yarn:  Berrock Pure Merino in color 8520

13 comments:

Thimbleanna said...

Cute hat Karen -- it almost matches the socks! and great pics too!

Thimbleanna said...

Oooh, I love the new pics! And the colors -- LOVE LOVE the grays with the blue. Very, very pretty Karen!!!

Deb said...

That hat is really nice, what a fun day you must of had with your sister.

Shawn said...

I love everything about your hat Karen, including your cute (sister) model. You two look like sisters. My daughter loves cables so I will keep this cap in mind for her. Great work, nice knitting!

Judy said...

Great accessories and a very good model. Your photos are so good. Love the new banner pic.

ranette said...

Gorgeous hat...really love the color...gorgeous sister...I wish my sister lived close...

KariBeri said...

Fantastic pattern my friend and that color looks very lovely on your sister!

Shawn said...

Hi Karen,
Your email says no reply, we are in South Eastern PA. We usually never get this much snow. Thanks for visiting. PS I love your new blog header

larissa said...

sisters are great! wish mine lived closer. awesome feminine version of the fisherman's hat. it is beautiful on your sister. LOVE that you're enjoying writing your own patterns. can't wait to see what you come up with next.

Nana said...

Beautiful model - wonderful hat - love the color! Another winner!

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Gorgeous hat...gorgeous DOF too! I think if you are wearing hat then that is the key to feeling warm!

StarSpry said...

I love your hat! Your cowl and hat both look so warm :) Great photos, too!

brigette said...

love the hat!!!
one of these days, i'll be a girl who knows how to knit a cable!
:applauds