Saturday, January 29, 2011

Rivendell III

I finished my Rivendell hat last weekend, nestled in the comfort of home in Connecticut. It's just so satisfying to see the way it comes together at the end.

I used two skeins of Lorna's Laces Green Line DK in "Growth," which is a soft organic wool in a subtle semi-solid green. I've got one more I want to work up in Elsa's gray cormo wool, and then I can write up the pattern.

It's a really pretty hat in person, and I wish to heck I'd remembered to have my mom take a photo when I there. I've been toting my camera around the past week but always felt too shy to ask my friends to take photos of me in my hat.

I need to find a knitting friend here that I could ask without blushing. I don't know why I feel shy like this; all friends are well aware of how knitting is part of my identity. They see the yarn tumbling across my bookshelves, the shawls constantly wrapped around my shoulders, the small projects I pull out of my bag when I'm over for dinner. But somehow asking them to participate --especially the very intimate act of taking photos -- is a deeper step.

So, unmodeled photos it is for now.


Hawthorn said...

I am with you on the photo thing, the only one I let point a camera at me when I am wearing my work are my kids, I think its coz they don't judge me!

I feel self-concious, funny really. The last hat I made myself I used the timer on the camera and took several pictures until I got the top of my head right !!

meli88a said...

It's a pretty hat in these photos too! I am the same way about asking others to take photos, even though i know several amateur photographers. I always opt to use the self-timer on my camera instead.

kathy b said...

BOth images wonderful. I LOVE the knit up hats. Gorgeous fluffy yarn.......perfect choices