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Henley Happening

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.Couldnotgetthehangofit
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 hereRav_linkredyarnball


All in all it looks like you had a fun day. The sweater looks beautiful,the color so rich.

I love it, Margene! It does, indeed, look like the perfect sweater. I have this one in my own "to-knit" line-up, and after seeing yours, it's moving up -- with a bullet! (And the best photo shoots are the fun photo shoots. You and Suzy make a great team.)

It is simply gorgeous! Enjoy and wear it in good health!!

The blue yarn is "to dye for" and the fit on you is perfect! Great hair and great smile!!

Fabulous! You look absolutely lovely.

BTW - hair is great! And...under your "you may also like" was the red scarf and the Hepburn quote.what scarf and yarn was it? Looked under your Rav page and thought it was snapdragons? right? Thanks!

Both you and Henley look mahvelus, dahlink!

Totally beautiful! And so is the sweater! You make that into a Must Knit in that yarn. You are really rocking the shoot, even with the duds. Suzy was right, the back is noteworthy too. Oh, just all around YUM.

Beautiful! I also prefer the less-fitted styles so it was nice to see how gorgeous the Henley turns out knitted without the fitting. Thanks for sharing!

Just lovely... and you look so Happy! I'm glad you grrls were able to make the photos work. Although, I'd blame the swing misfire on you being so tall. ;^)


Blue is my favorite color, and that sweater is my favorite hue! Gorgeous!

I have smelled a tulip before and made that exact face while doing so!

Wow! I think this is my favorite sweater ever. It's gorgeous and I love the color on you. Wear it well my friend.

The Henley came out great...love the fun photos!

I ADORE the scent of tulips! Almost as much as I adore these wonderful, happy pictures of you and your amazing Henley! Not only did you make that sweater, it was made for you!! LOL!

BTW, started knitting with your lovely handspun yarn today...it's wonderful. :-) Thanks again!


The sweater is gorgeous.

What fun - all gorgeous!

Gorgeous sweater with all those lovely hues of blue. Enjoy wearing it!

gorgeous sweater Margene!! Looks like the best photoshoot too :-)

I want to be just like you! Those pictures are so much fun, and you shine in them! The sweater is gorgeous, but the happy Margene is even better.

Wonderful color and fit!!!

It certainly looks that, following a difficult entry into the world, Henley turned out all right in the end!

Henley looks great on you, like a very comfy addition to your wardrobe. And you are so right about the dye job. It looks very even.

It is very worth the work and sweat, and looks just wonderful on you. What a masterpiece!

Yay! So very worth all of the time and effort and difficulty. It is perfect for you!


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