The setting: my car, last week, speeding north toward a photo shoot in Vermont
Dramatis personae: myself and my photo asst Kelly. She is driving, I am knitting, we are discussing important issues about the history of photography. Oh, ok ,so we're gossiping about other photographers .
We are just slightly north of Springfield Mass. The shoot we are heading to is commercial and utterly unrelated to crafty subjects.
Kelly, in an unexpected subject change: so, I've been seeing all these knitted things. On Pinterest. With huge yarn. Where do you think I could find fat yarn?
Me: hey, get in the right lane. NOW! Take that exit. WEBS!!
Kelly: ...? Webs? What's ...Webs?
(sound of squealing wheels on exit ramp)
Kelly, via phonecam, a short time later. By 1 am in our Montpelier inn, she was cranking out a mondo squooshy blanket in broken rib.
As for me? I chose thecone in the top photo, of Valley Colrain Lace to make a super wide, long Gossamer Stars shawl by Kat Coyle. I've been thinking about it for a couple of years but hadn't been able to settle on the right yarn. More accurately, I'd been choosing yarn but always coming up too spendy for the version I want, like 3 times wider and 50% longer than the pattern in IK, more like this fabulous one Kat knit. Even longer and wider, since she is tiny. We hit Webs at the end of their sale, the cone was beyond reasonably priced. For a few minutes I walked around with three cones, two for a Striped Study shawl. Then I got a grip and chose just this grayish purple, that they call Elderberry, and I made all periwinkly by Hipstamatically presenting it..
Did I mention I'm teaching two 3 hour classes of Photography for Knitters at Webs- one this month and one in July? So psyched! You can take one or take both, we decided to make it easy that way, depending on your time. Info here.
And info about other upcoming workshops, scattered around geographically, here .
Ps the shoot went well, too. Next post, Providence.