So I've been running around town in cute sweaters, with cute shirts underneath them, with my cute wedge shoes that I bought on clearance. Did I mention how cute I've been looking lately? I'm really making an effort to get dressed every day. Except that one day last week when my neighbor dropped by unexpectedly and I was wearing my robe at 10 am and eating peanut butter on celery sticks. That wasn't awkward at all. So except for that one time, and that other time I can think of off the top of my head, I've been really cute. And I've gots no proof. I had the BEST hair day yesterday. And no proof. I need to hire a live in photographer to capture my cute moments.
But I did read an article from Pinterest about how Moms need to be in the pictures more often, and how to get out from behind the camera. She recommends utilizing the self timer on the camera. So today while I was making lunch (with decidedly less cute hair than yesterday) I decided to play with the timer.
I got some pictures like this.
Not quite right. But I did manage to get a cute one of Sweet Pea and I.
As interesting as pictures of me making lunch with my favorite little helper are my main goal was to capture the sweater for my blog. So I tried this.
Which of course, was not what I was going for. Not.At.All. I tried some more and got a few like these.
And then I gave up and went back to the bathroom mirror.
(See my big frizzy ponytail. I'm so sad I didn't think of this yesterday when I had good hair. You are just going to have to take my word for it, it was fantastic hair. The kind that only happens once, maybe twice, a year. Such is life.)
Ordinarily I couldn't include this next picture (I look so bad, I really am unexpectedly vain), but how cute is Sweet Pea's face?!!!!!
I couldn't not share that one.
So the deets on the sweater for those who care.
Needles: Don't remember but the pattern calls for a 7, and an 8, so I probably used those sizes in my Addi Turbos
Yarn: Cascade 220 in some number that means baby pink, 3 skeins
Modifications: None that I remember.
Review: I started this sweater on Jan 4th, and finished it Jan 7th. (I only know that because of notes on Ravelry). Then I let the sweater lie around for nine months before I blocked it and added buttons. I fully expected this to be a disaster of epic proportions. It is pink. I couldn't imagine what I was going to wear a pink sweater with. And it is a cropped sweater. I've had four children. My stomach looks like it has had four children. I should not be wearing cropped sweaters.
But for some reason this sweater totally works. I adore it. It looks so cute with my summer tanks. And it is super cute over my summer dresses. I'm all about the cute today. Time to break out the thesaurus and expand my vocabulary.
The pattern itself is so well written, and full of great detail like the twisted rib, and bust shaping. And did you notice how seamlessly the lace design wraps around the corners?!!! Genius! I'm looking forward to more from this designer in the future.
And you can look forward to more pictures like this
Because I've got a self-timer. And I'm not afraid to use.