Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Sweater for The Youngest and a Photo Shoot

In 2013, a knitter friend sent me some yarn she was destashing and I was inspired to start a dress for The Youngest. 
It turned out too big, and I didn't really like how it was going, so for a year or so it was hibernating. 
This past Sunday, my amazing photographer neighbor asked me to come and sit for a series she is shooting on people with passions. 
I pulled out this little sweater for the shoot, in the hopes of getting my mojo back.
It worked, because now I am on the final sleeve.
It was super fun to go through my knitting books in search of the perfect patterns, the little ladies were already finished and I can't recall where they came from, but I got the flowers from Yokes (my Christmas present to myself)by Kate Davies, the birds from Little Red in the City from Ysolda Teague and the hearts from Knitting Motifs for Babies and Kids by Lucinda Guy.
The Youngest isn't all that interested in wearing it, but I hope to change her mind once it's finished.
The Elder joined me at the photo shoot. Shelly, who is so cool in so many ways, is such a treasure. Even though I am not all that photogenic, I love when I get to go to her studio. She has a way of capturing perfect moments.



If you're local, you should definitely check into a visit with Shelly.

13 comments:

  1. Love your BrooklynTweed sweater as well! Beautiful colorwork!

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    1. Thanks so much. Grettir is a fun sweater to knit.

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  2. Beautiful! I love the motifs in the sweater. Nice colors too!

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    1. Thanks! The yarn is Kauni, and it is self-striping which made it a shoe-in for a fair isle!

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  3. This is all beautiful, the sweater, the pics, the moment! Love it all.

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  4. great photos! i've noted shelly's web site address...

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    1. Shelly is amazing. She has such an eye!

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  5. What a darling sweater. The photo shoot looks like it must have been so much fun.

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    1. Thank you, Kymberly, it was a lot of fun!

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  6. That sweater that you are making - to die for!!!

    On sitting for photos - ugh so uncomfortable, right? But these, with your daughter, doing something that you love? Oh! So, so great. I took a photography class a couple of years ago and was surprised to find out when I got there that a good deal of the class would be devoted to getting us all to get out in front of the lens. The instructor reminded us that photos of us were not for us. They were for our kids and families and that they would treasure them especially when we were gone. Some food for thought… Finally! I just figured out that I have seen you like a million times at the Yarnery. I have to get with it and if I feel courageous enough - next time I am there I will introduce myself:) Ok, longest comment ever. Take care!

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  7. Not the Yarnery - Treadle. I meant.

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  8. What great photos! The knitting looks lovely, too! I have to say, I am slightly envious of the opportunity to have your knitting professionally photographed. I am so bad at taking pictures, and would love to have someone do it for me. :-)

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