i have, however, come to terms with the local flock of pigeons that like to hang out on the edge of the roof. i even have a favorite. this one...
ain't (s)he purdy???
i'm finally gotting around to taking a few photos of my (relatively) recent finished objects. this was a sweater i made for my favorite animator's birthday some months ago.
he has this thing about close-fitting collars, so many, many, manyyyyy sweater designs were rejected before he finally settled on the plain-Jane Flax pullover from Tin Can Knits. the deciding factor? as he put it, "it has a wide collar, plus, i can run my fingers up and down the arm ridges like i'm playing a washboard". yep. pretty much.
i had two batches of yarn in a lovely heathery wool-alpaca blend, but i did not have enough of either batch for the project, so i used one strand from each dye lot, held together, for even more heathery goodness.
and i finished it off with a nifty label from RememberWynn. i'm still fighting the urge to get some custom labels from them so that i can sew my name into all my clothing, big kid style.
alpaca is notorious for blooming after the first wash, and this one did not disappoint. looks like a veritable garden of cushiony mosses (and this is the most spot-on representation of the color).
some of the definition of the shoulder ridges was lost along the way, but as he put it, "i can still feel them when i run my fingers up and down my arm". yep. pretty much.