January 28, 2006

Hervor, finally!

I actually finished this a while ago — on January 14, or so, I think. But I hadn’t managed to take pictures until now, and I still haven’t taken any pictures with me in the sweater — it’s not a good day for self-portraits, so you’ll have to wait. To make up for the wait, though, I’m posting multiple redundant shots — aren’t you lucky!

Here it is, laid out in the lovely (but about to melt, AGAIN!) snow:

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And again:

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And closer up, showing the yarn and stitches in much better detail:

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When I finished taking these pictures, and picked up Hervor, I realised I was left with a perfect “snow-sweater”:

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Now that would confuse even the best trackers, I think!

I’m very fond of this sweater, even though it fits me completely differently than the designer intended — I made a much smaller size than I perhaps should have (through a combination of mismeasurement, gauge, and general sloppiness), so it fits rather closely, and is quite short. But I think that’s not a bad thing, because I don’t really want more over-sized sweaters. You can judge for yourselves if and when I put up a modelled shot.

One other thing: my mother, Susan McMaster, who, among her many other talents and accomplishments, is a published poet, has just put up a website on which can be found many of her poems, as well as audio files of her reciting them, many with the accompaniment of various musicians. If that sort of thing interests you, check it out here. I think her poetry is moving and wonderful, but of course I’m a little biased, so you look at it yourself!

Posted by Aven at January 28, 2006 01:00 PM

Hervor looks great Aven! We do need a modeled shot though

Posted by: Dani at January 28, 2006 05:59 PM

It looks great. I love your snow sweater. So nifty.

Posted by: Jessica at January 28, 2006 06:59 PM

The sweater came out great! as did the sweater angel :) I LOVE THAT!

Posted by: Cathy at January 28, 2006 08:17 PM

Would a really good tracker know the fiber used to make it from the print?

Posted by: Lydia at January 28, 2006 11:18 PM

Lovely! Your snow sweater photo is worth framing.

Posted by: Paula at January 29, 2006 12:41 PM

Beautiful. And you didn’t even need to flip the sweater over to show us the back!

Posted by: Sara at January 29, 2006 04:15 PM

I love the snow-sweater. And you guys have so much snow!
Congrats, it looks really nice :)

Posted by: Maria at January 29, 2006 06:21 PM

Great sweater! And the snowprint of it looks SO damn cool.

Posted by: Kathleen at January 30, 2006 10:23 AM

Beautiful sweater. I would like to see it on you.

And I love the snow impression.

Posted by: Steph at January 30, 2006 10:26 AM

Lol at Lydia!

The sweater is gorgeous-gorgeous and the snow imprint pic is just beautiful.

Posted by: Carrie K at January 30, 2006 06:01 PM

Hervor looks amazing (I love the snow angel/sweater!). Modeled shot, please?

Posted by: Cassie at January 30, 2006 06:31 PM

I LOVE the sweater! It is so pretty! I love the colour, too …

and the sweater snow angel …. gorgeous. I agree, you should frame the photo, it’s really cool!

Posted by: Jeannie at January 30, 2006 10:07 PM

WOW, thats all I can say. WOW. Nice work

Posted by: Shannon at February 2, 2006 09:30 AM