The long awaited outtakes post, where I embarrass myself with unflattering photos!
There was lots of great discussion on the fit and some amazing tips in the comments for ways to modify it to get improve the fit, so if anyone is thinking of knitting this, I recommend a read through. Let’s get an establishing shot, shall we?
Like I said in my last post on this, it’s okay. I think the shape is sort of boxy on me in a boring sort of way. Boxy can work, but I feel like it’s got to be oversized to pull it off. And when I stand up straight and don’t move, you can’t tell that there is excess fabric….. oh, wait, now you can tell:
Super unflattering pose, am I right? Then I decided I should pose for real. This was an actual attempt at a pose:
I think there is literally a shaft of sunlight pointing out the wobbly underside of my pasty white thigh. It’s highlighting it, really. As if to say, “Look here! At this bit! This is where the late night snacks are stored!” So since all shame was thoroughly gone, I leaned into the silliness.
Here is my “Onward, fearless explorer!” pose:
and then there’s my strongwoman pose, still with that shaft of sunlight in the underside of my thigh:
I hardly ever wear shorts, you can probably tell. I know self tanner exists, but I feel like next summer I’ll manage better to do that sort of thing. I’ve never been that fond of my legs (other then the fact that they work great, and I’m super grateful for that), so I’m a fan of long pants and skirts. but it was far too hot for pants that day.
I kept saying to Guy, “Don’t show my ugly knees in the photos!” So naturally:
Ta-da! Good thing we are all friends here. Otherwise I’d be really embarrassed to share all that with you!