Tuesday, April 26, 2011

In the pink!

Finally, well into the third decade of my life, I've decided to like pretty things. I like lace and filigree and cherry blossoms and delicate skirts. And now I even, in some contexts, like pink. This hat makes me very happy when I wear it (which I am not here, but is looks so lovely on Sorren, too, does it not?).


I think part of what I enjoy so much about this hat is the immense relief of knitting something that someone else designed. And all I had to do was follow directions. Ahhhhhhhh. The pattern is Orchids and Fairy Lights by the marvelous and whimsical Stephanie Dosen of Tiny Owl Knits. The pattern was a delight, and so quick and easy that before I knew it I was dressing up in all my girliest clothing (a quick survey of the wardrobe says this area could use some expansion) and floating around town like a little girl in her first pair of butterfly wings. I have not, I swear it, had a cranky moment since, and that's a lot of power in one pink hat! Malabrigo worsted (in Dusty), what can I say. It's just hard to go wrong.



If anyone else out there is feeling the need for some Lovely + Delicate, give pink a try. It could rock your world, too.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

{green & grey}

First of all, thank you to the Tigard Knitting Guild for being such accommodating hosts! I had a blast and this post is for you, and especially for those asking about grey items on a green background...yes, I enjoy it, too!




This cowl and arm warmer set is from the 2011 Twisted Single Skein Club for April. I'm assuming anyone in the club has long since received their packages, so there is no risk of spoiling the surprise. It's a fun textural pattern by our own Star Athena out of a yarn by Berroco made from 100% recycled materials from the garment industry, which gets me right in my little conservationist's heart. This was a fun and super quick little photoshoot in front of some mossy trees down the street from the shop.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

once upon a time

I used to knit and then wear things. Then I got peer pressured into designing and the intoxicating experience kept me coming back for more, ever more, until I no longer really knit. Now I make sketches and scribble out notes and calculations and format and all these other things...and I kind of have a lot less to show for it, when all the shouting is over. Oh, I never shout. And these days I take a bajillion photographs for people, a similarly heady and rewarding experience, but they've got me promising not to reveal things before their time...so I kind of have a lot less to show for it.

Fortunately for all of us, there's always the beach.



(columnar basalt elephant skin)


I will have more fiber to share sometime soon, too, I promise. Sooooo many pictures to edit in the meantime!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

eyes only no longer!

Whew, a little bit of those Top Secret, Eyes Only photos are available for release! Some weeks ago I had the great good fortune to take some pictures for my neighbor Jen Hurley of Rainy Day Knits. She has created a lovely and whimsical set of Stained Glass Bubble accessories based around an ingenious stitch pattern, the latest being these mitts:



(many thanks to Lo, as always, for being such a smashing model)

Jen has crunched all the numbers for you, so these mitts come in a full array of sizes, from wee to manly, and every shade of grey in between. They were so much fun to take pictures of, all those little brightly colored bubbles of wool!


If you want to check these out, and her other great patterns, head on over to Ravelry and show her some love! In the meantime, I have massive amounts of editing to do, and some more exciting shoots, and someday, my lovelies, I'll get to share it all with you.