Outtakes: We Are Knitters Pacific Sweater

Here are the outtakes from my most recent finished knit, the Pacific Sweater! This came as a kit from We Are Knitters (you can read the whole finished knit post here, and the knit in progress  post here). The sweater is super comfy, but the day we were trying to take photos,  our toddler was not interested in sitting in her stroller.  Which normally wouldn’t be a problem, but cool street art tends to be…. on the street. Where toddlers shouldn’t be running amok.

Outtakes: We Are Knitters PAcific Sweater | knittedbliss.com

Oh yeah, I’m acting so cool in front of street art on a major street in Toronto! I apparently have no shame.  When not pulling silly stunts,  there are quite a few photos of me trying to keep an eye on Lila, who was not interested in the task at hand:

Outtakes: We Are Knitters PAcific Sweater | knittedbliss.com

She kept pulling down the top of her stroller so she could get a head start on being a sullen teenager, and when that didn’t work, she tried to wiggle out of her stroller. I think in the shot above I was telling her to stay in her chair. So we tried bribing her with a croissant:

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One of the few photos where you can tell that my headband, shoes, and tank top underneath are all echoing the black stripe theme. But you see how the top is staying on my shoulders perfectly when I’m crouched down? That i-cord is working it’s magic!

I will also sit nicely if someone gives me a croissant, so I’m glad that baked-goods bribery works for toddlers, too. Because I had the ever-so-important task of looking like this in photos:

Outtakes: We Are Knitters PAcific Sweater | knittedbliss.com

“hello? Is it me you’re looking for?”

Um, yeah. This would be a good time to remind you that there are lots of decent shots over on the finished knit post. Or you can check out the kits here, because that model is definitely working her Blue Steel magic. Or I can offer you a photo of Lila 3 seconds before she successfully wiggled out the bottom of her stroller:

Outtakes: We Are Knitters PAcific Sweater | knittedbliss.com

She also unsnapped the padding from the bar and started whipping it around.  Clearly the croissant counted for nothing!

* This is the final (part 3) of a short series of sponsored posts for We Are Knitters, a super stylish knitting kit company that are good sports to be affiliated with these silly photos and my unruly toddler. I chose the pattern kit and the colour, and all thoughts and opinions expressed are entirely my own. 

Outtakes: Hyperballad

Here are the outtakes from the second Hyperballad photo shoot- as you can probably tell from the original post, the bigger cowl and the smaller cowl were shot on separate occasions.

I’m actually standing on a small stool in these photos, and sometimes Guy would say ‘a little to the left’ a few too many times and I’d lose my balance:

Hyperballad Outtakes | knittedbliss.com

Also, I’m a little blurry. Blurry AND at an angle AND we’re running out of chevrons on the right hand side. Not good.

Hyperballad Outtakes | knittedbliss.com

 

From left to right: I have no idea what I’m doing in that shot, none whatsoever. The middle is a frequent facial expression that I make when i’m not sure what to do next; and the third shot I’m smiling so hard my eyes have turned into tiny caterpillars.

Guy was making faces at me to get me to laugh, and so I made a face back:

Hyperballad Outtakes | knittedbliss.com

Can’t believe I fell for it- clearly it was his plan all along to get me to pull a silly face so he could take a photo of it.

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Outtakes: WATG Josie Gloves

Here are some of the outtake photos from when Guy and I tried to get shots of my new-favourite Josie Gloves. We originally thought it would be fun to do photos in a cafe, because I adore cafes- my great love of caffeinated hot beverages and sweet pastries make this pretty much my ideal environment.  And okay, I confess that I wanted to recreate the magic of my new-ish profile photo (over there on the right) that was taken in a quick snap by Guy at a cafe.

But the day we chose was apparently the day everyone in Toronto also wanted to go out for a stroll and grab a coffee, because they were all packed and it was hard to get any seats anywhere that had some natural light. We eventually found one, but it just wasn’t quite right- the colours were weird (hello yellow walls!), they only had seating left at the tall counters with the tall stools (not very toddler friendly), and it just wasn’t working out. but not for lack of trying:

Josie Glove Outtakes | knittedbliss.com

The thing with a busy toddler somewhere in the shot is that the camera is distracted by her movements and sometimes wants to focus on her instead. Which I totally understand, because I think she’s hilarious.  Oh, and here’s one where my manicure is super in focus, but the mitts are not:

Josie Glove Outtakes | knittedbliss.com

I’m pretty proud of doing my nails myself like that- a pinky nude with metallic tips.

So we went back home and did photos there:

Josie Glove Outtakes | knittedbliss.com

But in this shot I’m waaaay too into my cup of tea. “Go away, world- and leave me with my precious cup of tea!”

And here’s one with my cat Yarn licking her sweet little nose. I like the shot, but the mitts are a bit too difficult to see in it.

Josie Glove Outtakes | knittedbliss.com

Having said that, I think I need more cat photos on the blog, don’t you think?

I hope you enjoyed the outtakes!

Outtakes: Shaw Hill Cowl

Lila recently became enamoured with this stuffed goat, which we picked up at a recent Ikea trip. She thinks it’s a lamb, and sings Mary had a little lamb when she cuddles it.  It’s her new BFF.

Somehow, during this photo shoot, she decided that I should hold the goat, so that she could get a large reed and whip that around:

Outtakes: Shaw Hill | knittedbliss.com

That last shot is me saying, “wait a minute, why am I holding this goat?!”

Oh, and here she is hitting me with the reed:

Outtakes: Shaw Hill | knittedbliss.com

Kids love nature, especially dirty nature that can also be used as a weapon. Also, she is in focus and my blurry self is making a facial expression that can best be described as derp.

Outtakes: Shaw Hill | knittedbliss.com

From left to right: toddler photobombing, me trying to catch her (see how she still has the reed in her hand?), and then successfully catching her! But still, she’s clinging to that dirty reed thing. It took some convincing to get her to put it down.

I hope you enjoyed the outtakes! Oh, and if you missed the official photos for this awesome cowl, they can be found here.

FO Outtakes: Ninja Turtle Edition

For knitters, it’s a well-known moment. You finish your precious knit, the one you’ve been slaving away for hours, for weeks. You adjust it, feel good about the fit, then turn to whomever you live with and say, “what do you think?”

So when I played out this very typical scene in my own home, Guy sort of chuckled and said, “you look like a ninja turtle.”

Okay, it’s big and green, and the back shape is a little turtle shell-like, I can see that. So we decided to have a little fun with that:

FO Outtakes: Forest Fold & Turn | knittedbliss.com

While I found the big stick lying around, we added the blue Michelangelo Leonardo (apparently my memory of TMNT isn’t as good as I thought it was- even though I remember being really into them when I was a kid!) mask post-production. I don’t just walk around with that sort of thing in my pocket. But maybe I should. Props are fun, right?

FO Outtakes: Forest Fold & Turn | knittedbliss.com

Those were the only two where I was hamming it up deliberately. This next one didn’t work because I as clearly over-channeling my inner glamourous supermodel:

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It’s not an unflattering photo, it’s just waaaay too much. There’s glam photos, and then there’s overkill. This is definitely the latter. This next one is okay, but when I’m laughing really hard, it’s the opposite of the overkill shot above. After all, it’s good if you can see molars in a photo, right? And eyes all crinkled up into small little caterpillars? Yeah, I didn’t think so.

FO Outtakes: Forest Fold & Turn | knittedbliss.com

Those are this knit’s outtakes, I hope you had a laugh!