Uncooperative Fashion Model

Just in time for 90 degree weather…a finished sweater.

Naturally, I have photos of it. But the model was being a total diva bitch during the photoshoot. She was whining and fussing and sweating the whole time.

Okay, that fashion model was ME.

But I can explain! You see, Gus wanted to bask in the sun outside. Since my dogs are never shut out of the house, I had to leave the back door open for him. The a/c was running, but it was still pretty warm inside the house.

Truth be told, I would have had to set the a/c to a much chillier temperature to be comfortable in a wool and alpaca sweater.

1.JPG The photoshoot started out okay, but the light wasn’t right…
21.JPG The light is a little better, but you still can’t see the sweater…
3.JPG Model is looking annoyed and sweaty…
4.JPG The light is there, but now the model is in complete diva meltdown.

Luckily, there is a much more cooperative model in the house.

6.JPG Yay for Anne Boleyn!

Pattern: Feeling Feminine from Cast On Magazine, August-October 2007
Yarn: Berroco Ultra Alpaca
Notes: The sizing in the pattern was confusing, and I ultimately made more of a jacket than a fitted cardi.

Ravelry details

7.JPG Love the picot edging.
8.JPG I suppose I’ll pack this sweater away for a while. I know I’ll really enjoy it in another couple of months.
img_7273.JPG Dogs don’t sweat.

Lou’s head, Ike’s head, Abe’s legs.

28 comments on “Uncooperative Fashion Model

  1. What I wouldn’t give for a little annoyed and sweaty – we’re in deluge form up here in Seattle. Great sweater! Edging is lovely – as is that pin!

  2. Love the photo shoot. I wish I could enjoy the Hot/sweaty session with you, darn it is 6 degrees celicuis here ( sorry don’t know the Fahrenheit temp conversion. And suppose to go down to 4. It’s enough to freeze your bum off, so unfortunately no sweating going on here.
    Love the doggie pic, looks like they are in a huddle making a plan for something.

  3. I love the picot edging too! It’s 80 degrees here in Baltimore in October – that’s just wrong. P.S. I see an Abe eyeball in that photo along with the legs 🙂

  4. How funny, it looks like they are doing that “all for one and one for all” thing only with their noses. Nice sweater – I suppose we’re going to have to find a walk-in cooler for you to be able to model your stuff.

  5. picot edging will forever remind me of pie crust. the sweater looks fantastic. the sweat just means you’ve marked it, and it’s not forever yours!

  6. The sweater is pretty, but it’s really too big. When I said the sizing in the pattern was confusing, check it out…

    The sizing is measured by “chest at underarm”. Then the sizes go 40, 43, 46, 50, 53. Ummm…my “chest at underarm” (above my bust) is 33″. I’m nearly 6′ tall, and I doubt I take an XS. So I knit the L out of pure habit, and it’s a little big. Oh well.

    It fits okay, just not the way I had thought it would.

  7. You know, I didn’t notice that the dogs had their heads together in that photo! The sun was shining on my computer screen, and I couldn’t make out exactly what Abe was doing. Now I see Abe’s eye, and three noses together!

    They do look like they’re plotting something. They probably were.

  8. all diva’s are allowed their meltdowns occasionally. it’s a gorgeous sweater. i’d settle for just making a flippin’ scarf. i still haven’t mastered this knitting thing. though i will admit, i haven’t practiced at all lately. i think it’s time for some drinking/knitting/crocheting time with a friend of mine. 🙂 i adore that pin. it would look amazing on a kilt as well. 😀 that’s the scot in me talking. hehehe… and well, the boys, they’re definitely plotting. i know that look. that’s also the 10 year old girl look when they’re plotting a sleepover BEFORE asking a parent.

  9. Isn’t that always the way? I usually finish up something heavy and woolen just in time for the first really hot snap of weather in the spring. At least you know the cold weather is coming and you’ll have an opportunity to wear that FANTASTIC new sweater soon?

  10. I hate to tell you this but moving to Austin does not constitute moving “North” for colder, more sweater modeling appropriate weather. You know, just in case you thought it was going to be colder “up there”. However moving North does mean that that you will eventually at some point refer to a city “down there”. It’s a hard habit to break what with hardly nothing below Houston and all…

    Anyway the model (both of them) look lovely wearing your handiwork.

  11. You look beautiful in your lovely new sweater. When you announced your next model I held my breath thinking it was going to be one of the boys…but alas and alac…I guess Anne Boylen was probably a better choice.

  12. Wow, you are a speedy knitter! My knitting speed is directly proportional to the amount of stress I’m under. Therefore, I finished my Mr. Greenjeans today! Of course, it was 85 degrees here. Is summer EVER going to be over??

    I love your sweater! It’s so sophisticated. It’s looks great on you too. Great work!

    What’s next in the queue?

  13. Um…I can’t decide if I am more jealous that its hot, or of the sweater!! Okay…I’ve decided on the sweater…its absolutely lovely!

  14. That is so pretty. Damn girl, you crank out sweaters like I knit scarves. You must be a speed knitter. Pretty – sorry that model was giving you such a hard time 😀

  15. lol diva meldown! too funny.
    and the b’s need a cartoon bubble above their heads that says “BONK!”

  16. Great photos! And the sweater is perfect! But I bet you can hardly wear it in Texas – maybe if you want to sit outside in the evening? Thanks for sharing the photos – they tell a good story. And I especially love you dogs’ photo – too cute!

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