Sunday, August 22, 2010

she knits seashell at the seashore

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Coquille (rav) on the needles on a cloudy beach day
I'm tickled by the colors echoing the sand, seaweed, driftwood, and coastal water. Do you know how happy this will make me this winter? Designer Mary Lou Egan nailed this fun project. Which explains why it's a hit since it came out in Knitty . Mine's more of a scarfy shawl, I snagged 4 skeins of Noro Chirimen while dashing through the Webs backroom a couple of weeks ago. I neglected to check yarn weight for the Coquille  pattern (um, fingering!) , so my interpretation is heavier in this worsted weight cotton, silk & wool blend. To love. If you click the Noro link, you'll see it's still on sale, btw. ( you're welcome).
So, speaking of Mary Lou (smooth segue, eh?), she and the Yarnery in St Paul have arranged for me to return to Minnesota for a Photography for Knitters workshop weekend. So psyched! It'll be Sept 25 & 26th, 2 days split between the store classroom, Grand Ave and a field trip to a historic farmstead to use as a setting for shooting FO's, fiber, sheep, the farmhouse, fall crops, and anything else we aim our lenses at. A 2 day workshop gives us time to really get a lot of work done, you will leave with new skills. And tons of images.  I promise.
Info is up here and also  at The Yarnery Visiting Teacher page.
I hate to have beach season end, but knowing we have the workshop in St. Paul to look forward to makes it a lot easier.


10 comments:

Mandy said...

Oooohhh. Isn't it funny how seeing a pattern in a slightly different yarn (specifically - thicker yarn!) changes your whole idea about it. I feel as though I should probably knit that now. Whereas before it was just a really cool pattern. Now it's a pattern I. Must. Knit.

gayle said...

I must have read Knitty too fast - totally missed that one. Hmmm...
Love it in the heavier yarn!

Vicki Knitorious said...

Oooh, that's lovely -- I think it'll be a great (and more substantial) warmer-upper this winter! (Printing pattern as we speak.) Have fun in Saint Paul!

Ellen Bloom said...

Pretty Coquille! I'm working on a circle sweater in the SAME colorway and yarn!! Love it!

craftivore said...

That is soooo pretty. A photo like this really makes me want to knit with Noro. The colors and the beach in the background are in such great harmony.

Cathy R said...

I love your shawl. I've definately got that pattern on my "To Do" list.

I'm so jealous that you are doing another photography workshop. I've been trying to apply your principles, though, at least in the aspect of finding more interesting photoshoot locations.

woolanthropy said...

So pretty!
Hmmmm to queue or not to queue!
love it.

HPNY Knits said...

lovely!!!

Stacey Smith said...

Love it! That pattern is on my "to-do" list and hope to get to it soon. I think I also did not catch the yarn weight on first glance, you've inspired me to go with the flow and try it anyway!

twinsetellen said...

I was so excited to see you are coming to St. Paul for the class I want to take, then I saw the dates. I am leading workshop in Ely, MN that very weekend. I am utterly bummed.

I need to go look at the pictures of your Coquille again so it can cheer me up.