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I told myself last Friday that if my hair came out good I’d put on the Everyday Cardigan and take some self portraits. So here we are. And can I just say? Self portraits are hard!
Taking self portraits involves a lot of walking back and forth. Move the tripod closer. Take a photo with the remote. Walk back and check. Move the tripod closer still. Take a photo with the remote. Walk back and check. You get the idea. It takes a while.
And you feel a little silly, too. Holding up the collar, throwing your arms out to the side, posing for no one in site – you hope! But it was worth it because I really wanted to show you my new favorite sweater.
The fit is just what I wanted and the color is great. Sometimes it looks green, sometimes brown, but it always has those colorful flecks of blue and purple and pink and white. I only made one modification to the pattern – I lengthened it by a couple of inches. Easy to do and it made it much more wearable for me.
I thought I might have a hard time finding buttons that would match but I actually found 3 different ones that I liked. I went with these metal ones and I love them. I also love the way the collar is knit. You pick up stitches and then knit 2X2 rib and then a few rows of garter stitch. This makes a pretty little roll and I think this style collar should be used more often.
I’ve worn it a LOT since I finished it and that’s the real test. And Peace Fleece, while it may be a little bit scratchy until it’s been washed a few times, doesn’t pill!
I guess this is all meant to say: I love it!
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The sweater looks great! And you take some amazing self-portraits… When I try, it’s with the camera at arm’s length, and I always have these odd expressions (that clearly say “this is silly, wtf am I doing???”). I’ve been told by several people that washing a scratchy sweater (think Bartlett) in a rinse of hair conditioner (or Murphy’s oil soap!) softens it… though I haven’t actually tried this.
Great pictures. And the sweater looks even better in person (I saw it at SPA).
Good looking cardigan and great hair!! Congrats!
Great job on the self-portraits and on the sweater. It really does look great on you!
It looks fabulous! It’s a great color and you did a good job with the pictures, too!
Love it! Looks like one of those great basics that you can practically live in!
Lovely cardi! I need to make one for everyday wear, but unfortunately I am obessesed with socks and can’t fit them in.
My favorite sort of sweater …. you’re going to get tons of use out of that one.
Very nicely done! I love all of the little details. And that rolled collar is one of my favorites, too.
I like this classic sweater, it would go with so much in my wardrobe. The metal buttons compliments the flecks of color. Nice job, I may have to add this to my to do list.
It turned out so well and looks great on you!
And, although I don’t have to hit the remote for my camera to do self-portraits, I know what you mean about the rest of it.
It looks stunning on you – great color, great fit. Very very nice! (You shouldn’t worry about your hair, BTW. Your smile would easily make up for any hair issues, although… your hair looks mighty nice too.)
It looks great Carole. And good job with the photos – I never post pics of myself because I can never get them looking decent. Enjoy your cardi!
Beautiful sweater and it looks fabulous on you! Your hair looks wonderful too. Also I think you did a great job with the self portraits.
The sweater looks TERRIFIC! And so do you. SPs are VERY hard!! One of these days I’m going to figure out how to make the camera-to-computer connection and shoot tethered!
Your hair looks lovely and it’s a fabulous cardigan ! I love the way it looks on you.
You know, I never quite realized what a total babe you are!
And the sweater is pretty darn nice, too!
WOW…I think you did a great job on the pics & the sweater! Love the color(s)…you really can wear it every day with all those flecks of color! You look Mah-vah-lous (channeling Billy Crystal)
Wow, looks great!
I’ve tried a few self portraits on my photo blog, so I know what you mean. It’s not easy. You did a great job on the photos and the sweater. You’ll be wearing this classic for a long time.
The sweater looks great and so does your hair!
Fantastic sweater, and your hair? FABULOUS, dahlink!
Great sweater and very good job of the self-portraits! I’ll have to try that next time I need some shots 🙂
You look very carefree Carole; nicely done! I LOVE the sweater and it looks wonderful on you. I particularly love the flecks of colour in the yarn – I have never used Peace Fleece and have wondered about the scratchy quality. The neck treatment is great and certainly compliments the sweater. This is definitely a classic. Congrats on such a wonderful garment for yourself!
Oh, it’s gorgeous! I love the colors!
And the hair’s good too. 😉
What a great sweater! And the self portraits look good to me. 🙂
I can see why you love the sweater! and the pics are great too.
I love it too! The yarn is beautiful and your hair looks fabulous! Thanks for going through all the hard work of taking pics – ANTM has nothing on you!
Truly a classic! I’ve never knit a sweater, but your is quite an inspiration…hmmm…no about that yarn diet….
It looks so GREAT! And wearable, which is really the key to a successful knit in my book.
Way back when Peace Fleece was young, my aunt sent my grandmother yarn for a sweater for me. It softened after two washings. I wore that thing for years and years (15?) and it still looked new. Plus, Peace Fleece has done so much good for the world — a truly wonderful organization. The early newsletters were riveting, stories of dealing with the black market, trying to get veterinary supplies…
Your cardi is beautiful, but you outshine it.
Did you get any funny running away from the camera shots where the timer clicked before you could pose? That’s typical for my SP’s, but still better than letting DD try to shoot a photo…
Great sweater and I love that color of Peace Fleece. I would have taken pictures for you, why didn’t you call? 😉
Such a great sweater! I haven’t knit with peace fleece in a long time, but this could tempt me :).
Those are great self portraits!
It helps if you’re photogenic– which you are! (So are Dale and Hannah!)
Your sweater and your hair both look terrific!
Look fabulous, and I love, love, love that yarn – gorgeous colors.
Nice pictures. The sweater looks great on you.
I love the colorway and it’s adorable on you. Your hair is awesome, too!
The sweater is wonderful! I love those all those colors in the yarn. You look mahvelous, dahling!
Thanks for the deets on that neck — I am planning a baby sweater as a gift and that is exactly the kind of edging I was looking for.
I am so much more attracted to sweaters that say “live in me” than avante-guard styles. I am eager to try your collar modification – great idea.
Thanks for the tip on the Peace Fleece. It’s a name I recognize, but not a yarn I have knit.
Gorgeous and fabulous!
Yes, nice sweater, too, but really you are the high point.
Wow! You did a great job, not just on the sweater but the self-portraits!
It’s a very pretty Peace Fleece sweater and looks terrific on you!
Your hair looks great – and I love the sweater. It is so pretty – the yarn is lovely!!! Like the buttons a lot. You look great in your new sweater…
Way to work it, girl!! (or as Margene would say GRRRL!)
It looks wonderful and ever so cozy!
That’s the sweater I’ve been wanting to make…the exact sweater! I have had the yarn…the exact same yarn and color!…and the pattern for years. I may have to post your photos in my workroom to get me going. Glad you took the time to pose so nicely. 😉
Damn, you’re gorgeous.
Brilliant sweater! After the endorsements from you & Norma, I may actually try some peace fleece. I was really put off by the scratchiness.
That is my kind of sweater! Cute roll on the neckline too. Looks awesome on ya!
You’ve totally inspired me. You look fantastic!!! I may have to copy you and make one of those for myself. It’s one of those classic styles that you probably end up wearing a lot. I even have the perfect yarn in my stash for this sweater. Now .. if I could only free up some time to knit it. 😉
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