Friday, September 23, 2011


Yesterday I had a quick and fun photo shoot with my new model, the fabulous Ashten.  I was getting down to the wire on getting photos of all my new inventory that I will be taking to Indie Emporium next weekend, so we really packed it all in yesterday.

 Once we got her to loosen up I think she had some fun with the whole process.  And I very much hope she agrees to do it again, don't you?  The cowl above is a mohair and wool blend hand dyed yarn from Angora Jane, a local spinner and dyer.  The pattern is my one Illy Cowl pattern (Free pattern over on the right hand side bar).  This yarn + this pattern came out beautifully.
 Ashten is going hollywood in this oversized cowl made of another merino wool and mohair blend, this time hand dyed by Dawning Dreams.  The linen stitch always makes a beautiful and complex looking fabric.  The drape of this chunky weight yarn is fantastic and this cowl will definitely keep you warm all winter.
 Many knitters are familiar with 3 Irish Girls, a well known brand of fantastic yarns.  This merino wool is a beautiful combination of grays and the drape of the yarn is lovely.  A basic ribbed edge and stockinette center makes this cowl beautiful in its simplicity.
This small cowl knit in a chunky lace stitch is make from a luxurious cashmere and merino blend.  Its a super light weight yarn with lots of "squish."  I can't say enough about this yarn.  (I might have bough 4 extra balls of it in a charcoal gray to make myself a cowl.)

At our next shoot I hope to be able to do more playing around and experimenting as well as some different backgrounds and locations.  I am not a world class photographer, but I do like to have fun with it and I am working on photographing my craft to show it in its best light.  Whether it is items I knit for sale or items I knit for myself, I always love to have a record of everything that comes off my needles and I want that record to show each item in its full glory.  I guess practice, practice, practice is the way to go, right?

Everything we photographed yesterday is one of a kind.  All of the hats and cowls I am taking to craft shows and listing on etsy this fall are one offs.  I love to 'knit what I feel' or let the yarn become what it tells me it wants to be.  This has led to some really fabulous pieces for this fall and I can't wait to show them off.  If you see something at a show or on etsy that catches your eye, just know that it is the only one.  Once it is sold, its gone.

I hope to see you at Indie Emporium next friday and saturday.  Make sure to stop by my booth and at least say hello.


Kristin said...

I'm seriously in love with that grey cowl!

Sara Bell said...

Such pretty colors!