Thanks to the comments and feedback on this post, this is the start of a new thing that will hopefully become a regular feature on the blog- the FO Outtakes! I’ll share some of the silly photos, the ones that were almost good but not quite. I’m not likely to post terribly unflattering photos, though– I usually delete those from the camera the second I see them (I urge you to do the same- no one needs pictures of themselves looking awful), so they never even make it onto the computer, plus I’m unsure if I want really terrible photos of me on the internet forever and ever. Anyway, here are the outtakes from the Starry Starry Sunset Shawl photoshoot:
The left one looks like I’m scolding a mischievous child, and the right looks like a Barbie pose of some kind, with about the same brain capacity.
Then there is the wind. I love how wind gives great movement to hair, and it lifts shawls and knits when you are taking photos; but sometimes the hair goes crazy. Doesn’t help that I had my chin way up there, either. I have some pretty spectacular hair in these shots:
I like to think of it as my Proud Pony Hair. (fun fact- there is actually a hair salon in Toronto called The Proudest Pony. Fabulous name, right?)
I like the laughing shots, but they are always blurry, so it obscures the knit. And since they are FO photos, it’s supposed to be about the knit in context. This context is me laughing my ass off in a blurry knit.
And here’s one where the background is in focus and I am blurry, while in weird light AND looking like a startled raccoon caught rummaging in the bins:
So there you have it. Now let’s get down to business! I mentioned a giveaway in the title of this blog post, right? Well, the awesome folks at Black Sheep Wools have offered a kit for this very shawl for free to one lucky reader (anywhere in the world!)! The kit comes in two colourway options, too- the light grey one that I made, and a dark blue one that looks equally lovely. Go to the page and check them out, then leave a comment here telling me which kit you like the best, and why you totally need to knit this shawl right now. Comments/entries for this draw will be open until midnight on Monday, August 4th. Good luck!! ** Update: Comments are now closed, thanks to everyone who entered! The winner will be announced on Wednesday, August 6th.