Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Stripey goodness

I finished my Noro Striped Scarf last week but hadn't gotten a chance to capture it gracing the neck of its intended warmee until now...


I have to admit that I really get a kick out of playing photographer and setting up photoshoots of sorts with my husband even though getting nice natural looking photos of him is a challenge. It's not that he isn't nice and natural looking, because he totally is! And charming too ;0) It's just that for some reason when there's a camera nearby, he has this weird compulsion to stand/sit up straight as a board with arms straight down by his sides and a facial expression that brings to mind an 8 year old who just got caught doing something naughty and is *trying* to look innocent. We call it his "er" pose.


The only way to defeat the "er" pose is to try to catch my honey off guard with my wittiest repartee ;0) Heehee! And while it is a lot of fun, it's actually not that effective as the result is many many really blurry laughing action shots that do nothing for the Noro. But such fun! It's what we did Saturday afternoon while both the kids were napping!



For the love of knitting, my goony-googoo put on a warm woolen sweater in 30 degree weather, wrapped himself in a seriously warm scarf and paraded around our backyard while I coaxed him to look pretty, not blink, try to make the scarf look nicer and try to look like there is't a tree growing out of his head! When we were all done, we took it inside probably for another 15 minutes looking for 'good' light! And he humoured me as always because that's the kind of loving man he is.

He sooo earned the Noro ;0)

28 comments:

  1. Love it! The photo shoot looks like it was great fun. Isnt it wonderful to have a husband that is so willing to help :)

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  2. I love the photos!! Your hubby looks like an awesome guy :)

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  3. Great scarf! The photo shoot looks like it was so much fun!

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  4. Great scarf and great pics! Your husband is totally adorable. :)

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  5. What a goof ball! Looks like your life is endlessly entertaining.

    Great scarf!

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  6. Oh, I'm sooo laughing right now! My husband is the SAME way! He always has that "deer in the headlights" look whenever I ask him to model something. Either that, or he turns into Mr. Goofball.

    Lovely scarf, and your hubby is a funny guy!

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  7. Ah Nice and Cute Husband! My husband would never be so easy going about a knitting photo shoot! And Yippee for free time while both little ones were napping!

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  8. What a wonderful man scarf! I think I may have to try it myself!

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  9. What a sweetie. He does deserve the scarf!

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  10. it's great to see two people who have so much fun together. the scarf looks great on your husband. it really complements his eyes.

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  11. He is a gem! Really what a darling hubby I love to see a man that is so willing to be playful!

    That scarf is to die for.... I think I will knit one in the AC here in So Cal and dream of 30 degree weather.

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  12. Hehe, great pictures and gorgeous scarf!

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  13. Your husband looks so good in that Noro scarf, and it looks as though you both had a lot of fun taking the shots too.

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  14. You are so blessed - I can't get a picture of my husband unless he's caught off guard. Posing with knitwear is totally. Out. Sigh. Great Kiss, by the way! Love those kind of pictures. Always my favourite.

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  15. I love your slideshow, it looks like you had a lot of fun! :D Nice scarf, as well!!

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  16. hannah4:09 PM

    Awww... he looks like Harry Potter, all grown up.

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  17. beautiful scarf and what fun to share in your photo shoot.

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  18. The scarf looks great. Your hubby's pictures are hilariously adorable. :)

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  19. Love the scarf! Loved your trellis in the last post too. And loved the first pic in this post! I'm enjoying your blog, and so impressed by the speed at which you must knit! Wow! With little ones, too! I have three kids three and under, and these days it's taking me a ridiculously long time to finish a project!

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  20. Debbie9:50 AM

    Nice scarf! I would love to know a bit more about the yarn you used. Did you use the Silk Garden, as the pattern calls for? It doesn't look like it in the photo. Thanks!

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  21. This Noro scarf looks really good on your boyfriend! It must have been fun to take all of these pictures!!

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  22. Lovely scarf and lovely man! Impressed that ya got him to model it :) Very well behaved.

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  23. The scarf is beautiful and the photo shoot is hilarious! Looks like fun. Did you use the same colors as Jared used in his scarf?

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  24. Love the scarf and you deserve the high approval rating you got from the grateful recipient. LOL

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  25. I love the scarf...and the photos I will use to show my husband that he should definitely be open to modeling for my blog!

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  26. Great to see your up to your usual creative self! Did your hubby find another job??? Hope so and that all is well. Regards:-)

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  27. As always, I love it!! I had to remember you are in Canada though when you said 30 degree weather! For me, that is COLD! We silly Americans! :)

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  28. Your noro scarf has the most beautiful combination I've seen so far. Would you mind telling me what colors you used? Thanks!

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