Monday, February 8, 2010

Do you know?

Do you know how hard it is to take a picture of yourself wearing a scarf?

I always wear a scarf or cowl. Always. I like this springy one. I made it with some Denyse Schmidt fabric and some linen.


In order to see the scarf, I had to stand on my toes, which makes for a blurry picture.

And here, I am standing on a stool with my bum on the doorknob. Not so comfortable. Too far away. Oh, and I think I forgot to turn on the light.



Okay, maybe this one is not so bad....


I even asked my four year old daughter to take a picture for me, but she wanted to be in the picture instead.
Boy, that was hard.
This scarf is for you, Well, one of you anyway.
Just leave a comment, nothing fancy. A hello will do.
Happy Monday.




64 comments:

The WoodLand School said...

Lovely scarf! Thanks for going to all the effort to take the photo :-)

JoAnn said...

Happy Monday to you also. Love your daughter in the photo :)

Good photos are hard to get with lighting issues & such. Good thing we have digital cameras these days - can you imagine getting all that film developed??

apieceofwood said...

I've been trying to do the same thing and resorted to a teddy bear to model for me!

Ashley said...

really really beautiful! I love the spring color combo!

QuiltedSimple said...

Lovely scarf! And yes, taking photos of oneself is a real pain - although it helps htat my new camera has a timer, but I still have to take a zillion pics. I ordered some scarves off of ebay and find I am wearing them a LOT - they keep me very warm now....
kris

Michaela said...

In fact, I know. I have tried to photograph wearing scarf once before. It is super hard. That scarf is beautiful and I would love to be the lucky one. :))

amy said...

I love that scarf! The fabric combo is so pretty together. :o)

countrychicken said...

I love the scarf, thanks for offering to give it away.

Beth said...

I always look at people who wear scarves and think "I should wear a scarf" - I love the way they look and how they can accentuate something else you are wearing. I have been thinking about making some for myself for about 3 months now.... I guess it really wouldn't take that long.... measurements?

Rachel said...

Sometimes you just have to love the amusing little stories of our lives. Happy Monday.

ColorSlut said...

What a wonderful scarf. Do you have a pattern for it? I'd love to try and make one!

Quilt Nut said...

love the scarf. and the pictures are great too!

Paula said...

I think it's a lovely scarf. And, here is an admission from me to you. I have never owned a scarf. Yes, you heard me. I have lived in Houston all my life and though it can get cold here, usually, it's only cold enough for a scarf in December and January. This year, it's been in the 30's in Feb. Chilly. So, I'd love to own your scarf! My daughter wears them every day she can get away with it, so I might have to fight her for it, if I win it.

ninironi said...

Such a pretty scarf! As I read your post and saw the pictures I was thinking what a great idea, such a fun and easy project to do. I'll definitely have to add it to my list of things to make.

Pam said...

Lovely scarf and pictures.

Allison said...

Wow, so generous! I could really use a scarf right about now, and that one's really cute! The photo with your daughter is by far the best one. =)

Fran said...

That's a great idea for a scarf, like someone else mentioned, a pattern would be very welcome!

martha - caknitter said...

I love the last picture with your little girl in the background.
The scarf looks so comfy and so cute. Is this a giveaway?
Happy Monday!

Meg said...

Love the scarf; love the pictures; love the story behind the pictures!

You're inspiring me to sneak off to the sewing machine!

Shorty said...

The scarf is very cute! Love the orange and green!

Lina said...

Very pretty and yes, it is really hard to take photos of yourself in the mirror isn't it. I really enjoy your knitting adventures and marvel at how productive you are!

Bugalugs said...

Gorgeous scarf - and really you did well photographing it with a door knob in the bum lol.

Stitching At Stone Cottage said...

happy monday to you too, except it is tuesday here....lovely scarf..

Hilary said...

How pretty!! Those fabrics you chose are so perfectly springtimey and pretty. I also find scarf photos to be difficult to take...I can never seem to get the whole thing in the frame. You did a good job though...the one with your daughter is adorable! I can tell that you're smiling behind the camera.

Kristen said...

Love the colors! Love the scarf! I have been dreaming of spring alot lately. Today it is snowed all day again and it was -28 below when I had to send my kids to school brrrrrrr.

larissa said...

i think you did a wonderful job with the pictures. i love seeing all that you make and your beautiful home. have a great day!

Anonymous said...

Hello and how is that sweater pattern going? Looking forward to seeing a lot more of Springy things soon. stevekellidd@yahoo.com

Maryse said...

Beautiful scarf! Nice fabric! Always hard to take a good photo of oneself ;-)

Jen J said...

Thank you for the chuckle!!!! Beautiful scarf I wear one all of the time too!

AlewivesGirl said...

Hello and thanks for putting your bum on the doorknob just to show us a pretty scarf!

XO,

Rhea

fashionfrugality said...

What a nice gift to share! I always lurk around your blog... you make such beautiful items and your home is so inspiring. :) Thanks for sharing!
kkondek at gmail.com

dodi said...

☺ hello! ☺ Love it!!!

Yuliana said...

Pretty scarf!

Jessica said...

It is super hard to take a photo of yourself wearing a scarf! I do love how yours turned out!

Trish said...

good photos are so tricky! I think the answer is timers. Have you been to the blog called What I wore today? This really creative woman takes pictures of the outfits she wears and her photography is great. She has blogged about how she does it. But even with difficulties - great scarf.

knittinbrit_in_wi said...

I need a tutorial on how to take pictures of projects on myself for my blog. Never turns out right. Yours, ended up adorable with your little girl peaking out from behind you.

I hadn't thought of making a scarf with some of my fabrics. I'm going to have to have a play with that idea.

Tam said...

I, too, am a 'scarf person', and that is a beautiful scarf that you have made.
By the way, would that be a Francis Revisted sweater that you are wearing? I am currently knitting the sweater (inspired by your recent blog posts about the pattern). It is my first sweater. . . scary and exciting all at the same time!

Suzanne said...

Are you serious?! That GORGEOUS scarf for one of us!? Wow! Thank you! And thanks for continuing to inspire me with your beautiful work.

Lisa M said...

Love the linen, love the green, love the photo-taking-effort

Rory said...

Peekaboo Anna!

MichelleB said...

I ADORE that last picture. Too, too cute.

Missy knits said...

Well, I missed Happy Monday, so Happy Tuesday!! Your scarf is so pretty...the colors do make me think of Spring, which can't get here soon enough!!

M Griffin said...

Thanks for trying so hard to get the picture for us! The scarf says 'spring' even though the weatherman says more snow!!

Vickie said...

Cute scarf and cute pictures!

sewstylish said...

Great colors love it.

Melissa said...

Very cute! You're going to be so proud of me. This morning I finally made it to a knitting group and learned to cast on I'm practicing my rows! How long have I been saying that I want to learn? Pretty much inspired by you! Thanks! This is so fun!

a friend to knit with said...

you are adorable.
bum on doorknob. ha! :)

LOVE the scarf.... but since i have already won a beautiful creation from you, it is someone else's turn... so please don't enter me.

Adina said...

i'm sold on sewn scarves that is...i wear knitted ones but this one looks so cool!

Anonymous said...

Love the scarf! I've made lots of flannel ones with frayed edges----so warm and cozy.

Amy
abf3615@aol.com

Estella said...

Love your scarf. I like how it flips to the colorful segment.

I had the same problem photographing my Ulmus. I held my arms out as far as possible and took a picture of myself. It makes my shoulders hunch up but it worked well enough.

Little Candle said...

So nice! I love that you used linen...such a nice combo.

Jenny said...

Happy Monday! Beautiful scarf.

Steph said...

Very cute!

RisaJ said...

::HELLO::

esther said...

apples!! the scarf is so...happy, so self-assured. "spring is just around the corner," it says. "lets go catch it!"

Jessica said...

Oh my that's beautiful...I just love linen.

Jenny B. said...

Love coming to your site for simple inspiration. Lovely scarf!

Stephanie said...

Cute scarf and cute photograph session. :) Is it springtime yet? The scarf reminds me of it, and I'm hoping it's just around the corner (especially after shoveling a five foot wall of snow = no fun).

chrissy said...

It's a beautiful scarf...and anything that reminds me of spring sounds good right now! We're on our third blizzard of the winter!

adellasanto@yahoo.com said...

Oh...the scarf makes me feel like spring!

Nantucket Dreams said...

gee it really is hard to take a picture of yourself wearing a scarf- but i am glad your photographer snuck in in photo instead!!! too cute!

Karen L. said...

Love the scarf but I really, really love the Christina sweater! Wish I was even a little decent at knitting. I. is. lovely.

bubblefairy said...

Lovely scarf. It certainly translates spring to me - the colours are amazing. Love the expression of your daughter ;o)

Wylie said...

Love the scarf with those beautiful fabrics!