Edited to add: Okay, Winnie has unknowingly given me the answer!!  Why have I never considered headless photoshoots? You’re probably all sick of my face anyway! Question–does anyone know why my photos are showing up in Bloglines with a little bit of white between the photo and the border on the right side?

Hudson Hoodie turned into a zip-up, I have plenty of hooded sweatshirts. Eric tried his hardest to take some decent pictures for me but he had to contend with weak winter light and my ‘study face’–note grey-ish blue toned (hey, matches my Tilted Duster!) skin directly under my eyes. I don’t know what it is, I just can’t pose for him. Ho hum. I’ll try again in the future, maybe after my Gorillapod gets here.

Hudson Zip-Up

Hudson Zip-Up

One of the only non-blurry/well-lit ones:

: Hudson Zip-Up

Ha, this one is so Delia’s catalog. The photography duo that does the Webs catalog have a running joke about making a coffee table book that contains all the classic, cliched modeling poses (like, “Oh, just fixing my hair!” or “Squinting at Undetermined Point Far, Far Away”) and I think this qualifies. I’m trying to make sure my eyeballs don’t freeze open.

Hudson Zip-Up

This is a pretty straightforward knit, can’t believe it took me so long to pick it up and just finish it! All it needed was one raglan sleeve cap/top) and some finishing. It was pretty intense finishing. I hate seaming bulky knits, I used a lighter plied yarn but the seams are still large and in charge. Zipper installation takes time, this one was ordered from Zipperstop and sewn in by hand, twice on each side. The collar was improvised, which meant I had to rip and re-do 3x, mostly due to my lack of planning/number crunching.

I lined it in some delectable cashmere tweed , (a teensy bit that was left over from knitting a Panta for the store) so I didn’t really mind re-knitting it 3x! To work linings I usually work my collar as usual, work a purl turning row, then switch to my contrast yarn and increase a bit if it’s much thinner. I work until it almost matches the length of the collar and I usually bind-off while picking up a loop right below where the original collar started…I knit a stitch together with this picked up stitch so it’s bound-off and tacked down in one go. I hope this makes sense. Alternately, you can bind-off and tack it down with a whipstitch, which is what I ended up doing here. Is nice!

Hudson Collar

Tonight I’m happily spinning while Eric plays Mario Galaxy. Just two geeks, geeking out. Dinner was a Nigella recipe, onion pie (lots of caramelized red onions with a cheese scone crust) and some roasted cauliflower with plenty of wintery beer. Would you believe I already cracked a bobbin, most likely from dropping it. Those suckers are expensive. I might try to whittle a few =)

My father is insisting I give him Christmas wishes and while I was researching new knives on Amazon I came across Mollie Katzen’s new cookbook and promptly threw that onto the wish-list, but not before THIS treasure gave me whiplash. We’re not vegetarians but Eric doesn’t eat red meat or pork and I try to eat 90% vegetarian for ecological, fiscal and health…ful reasons. Besides that, the only thing I want for Christmas is more fiber!! Spinning is too fun…

Sepia Handspun

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