Saturday afternoon the sun decided to come out of hiding and show her beaming face. Smith was in the garden, so I ran over to see if he could help with a Henley photo shoot, but, as you can see, I could not get the hang of it.
The garden just wasn't the right spot and I could tell Smith was itching to get back to work in the dirt. dang What to do?
Later in the day I mentioned the photo shoot fail to Suzy and she offered to come right over and take charge. Maybe two grrls together could figure out a good way to show off my exquisite Henley.
We set off to find a lovely spot for our colaborative effort and my first thought was to go swinging. (You never know what will work.) Suzy tried and tried, however, as you can see, that idea was a fail, too.
Suzy then decided a pretty red tulip would help the situation but, have you ever smelled a tulip!?
We ended up laughing more than photographing. (I tried to discard the tulip behind a forsythia bush but, sigh, Suzy insisted I keep it.)
Suzy also told me over and over to turn around. I was getting a complex, but she said the back of Henley was amazing, as it showed off Kim's fabulous dye work. The only place I alternated skeins was the front (and I'm not sure I needed to). That should tell you what a master Kim is with the dyes.
Why I had so much trouble knitting this sweater, and trying to get a photo of the finished project, is a mystery but, for some reason, it has been a trial. The yarn is wonderful, the pattern perfectly written, but they almost did me in.
Seriously, Henley is my new favorite sweater. The touch of the fabric against my skin is silky soft and the fit is just as I hoped it would be; not snug, more like a favorite T-shirt and easy to wear. I made the body and sleeves longer, omitted the waist shaping and found the perfect buttons.
My job is done. A great big Thank You goes to Kim and Anne, who make a fine duo, and to Smith and Suzy, who had to put up with me. Now, it's onto wearing and loving my Henley. Raveled here