For my birthday, Katy Blogless made me a beautiful shoulder shawl from the Diamond Fantasy pattern. Next, she made one to donate for her son’s school band “Casino Night” silent auction. She had to take the prize over today so that they could get it ready, so we wanted to photograph it before it made its way to its new owner, the proud winner on Friday night.
It is so beautiful, I’m thinking that I should go to the auction and win it.
Katy’s daughter modeled the shawl for us, and we first tried to take photos indoors. Pippin, her cat, quickly noticed that dangling corner of the shawl, and was *very* interested in trying to get it. I wish I had caught him mid-jump, because it was pretty funny. Instead, we moved outdoors.
Here is her daughter doing the standard lace pose. We told her that she had to stand that way, because that is how everyone photographs their lace on The Internets.
A lace wing.
As we were all done and she was turning around, I told her to strike a pose. The photo on the left? SUPERSTAR. Totally Superstar. So then, Katy & I were laughing, and I told her that she needed to pose like they do on America’s Next Top Model. She needed to give me a fierce look. I got the photo on the right. Yes, I will never be a successful magazine photographer. Flowers? Yes. Fierce models? Not so much.
One more shot, looking nice. My friend’s daughter got her braces from an orthodontist in Irvine CA and her teeth responded very quickly to the brackets. Like her new braces? It was the first thing she showed me when I walked in the door.
Pattern: Diamond Fantasy Shawl by Sivia Harding
Yarn: Dale of Norway Baby Ull
Needles: Size US 5, probably Addis. (I forgot to ask.)
Knit by Katy Blogless (Not by me!)
You can help with the campaign to get Katy Blogless to have a blog of her own by commenting and giving her the knitter love. And her daughter would love to hear feedback on her great modeling skills!