Sunday, March 20, 2011
Dave finally got his sweater. Cobblestone, knit in Berroco Ultra Alpaca and Potosi Sheep Farm hand dyed Blue Faced Leicester.
It was finished a month ago. The thing is, Dave doesn't like posing or the attention one gets in front of the camera. I know! cruel irony! Spending his life with a photographer. To make matters worse, I never feel Dave looks like himself when I shoot him, so I say, nah, not quite right, I didn't get you. Who's this dude with a white beard who's showing up in my pixels.
This is the Dave I think will appear in the photos. I realized the problem is not with Dave's posing but with my brain, two weeks ago, when dear friends showed this photo of us in 1981. Delusion! such a grand way to face the world.( Also: denim, such a wardrobe builder.)
FYI, I knit the Potosi Sheep Farm yarn every other row on the garter yoke, to mute contrast with the solid blue. I crisped up the detail in this image to talk about it, but it's a softer effect to the naked eye. What I didn't think hard enough about was the the short row areas. You can see stripes by the lower yoke on the arm, and in arm pits as blue wedges. I don't mind them much, though. And in person? It's kinda like the beard color, you really just don't see it.