Tuesday, February 12, 2013

we're so chill we wear mitts

Last weekend, no not the one that dumped 36" of snow on me, the one before, I had the honor of teaching a Photography for Knitters workshop for  The Village Knitter .0024_GaleZuckerFV_0213 
This is what it looked like when we strung up a temporary clothesline on Main Street in Babylon NY.0027_GaleZuckerFV_0213 
And here is Stephanie, aka Crooked Knits, shooting. Let's play a game. How many handknits can you spy her wearing? The funnest, if I can mangle English here, part of the workshop is usually the part where we bust out of the room and go all hands-on, giving everyone a chance to try some of the hints tricks direction photobullying I have been laying on them during the slide talk part. This group didn't let a few degrees fahrenheit stop them.0018_GaleZuckerFV_0213 
A class so cool they had to cover themselves in wool. It was a blazing good time, in direct contrast to the icy wind blowing off the Atlantic a block away. Afterward, I ended the day knitting and yucking it up at Ann and Katy's yarnshop , my sponsor, The Village Knitter. This is the kind of yarn shop you hunker down in. Big open table to sit at. Great selection of yarn. Super friendly owners and workers. Talented knitters and raucous conversation. We are already planning a spring/summer Photo for Knitters adventure, to take advantage of the lovely photo opps for knitwear in the town, while not suffering frostbite at the same time.

 On a not unrelated note--you can't ignore the snow here this week, mostly because we have run out of places to put it.
This is not a special pile or even the tallest on the street, it's just your basic corner. Good weather for knitters though. Suddenly everyone loves a wool mitten.
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I'm brewing up a few more workshops between now and the summer-  in New Haven CT, Maryland and Massachusetts. Want one at your guild, shop or group? Give me a shout.

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Anonymous Kathy said...

Let me know where you end up in Massachusetts -- I'd love to go to a full day workshop.

8:24 PM  
Blogger Laura Blinn said...

How fun! Lots of hand knits in all the pictures!

11:35 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

Great pictures. My knitting friend calls it "being knitterly" when you wear multiple knits. I think I saw a hat, cowl, mittens, and a sweater. I'm sure there were some handknit socks in there, too.... I just couldn't see them. Great post! Hope you survived the storm OK.

6:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for teaching such a great workshop Gail! So inspiring for everyone that took it! Looking forward to the next. And crossing my fingers for no heat wave!!! :)


8:19 AM  
Anonymous Cathy R said...

Your workshops look like so much fun! I'd love to see the front of that yellow/gold baby sweater. It is such a beautiful color!

10:49 AM  
Blogger Mary Lou said...

Hah, i thought that pile of snow was a new way to reflect light for your class!

2:21 PM  
Anonymous Lee said...

Oooh, oooh, oooh! Where in Maryland. I live there.

7:16 PM  
Blogger CrookedKnitter said...

OK the final count was 2 pairs of socks, a Donuts hoodie, Deep Creek Cowl, Dustland Hat, 75 yards of Malabrigo Mitts, and a pair of thrummed mittens. I forgot to put my legwarmers on before leaving home that morning. The baby sweater is Baby Sophisticate (http://www.ravelry.com/projects/crookedknits/baby-sophisticate-2). Photos from the class will come eventually.

8:23 PM  
Blogger Jan said...

I was going to guess 7 even thought I didn't think about the socks! I call that the perfect amount of wool for a cold day! All of it gorgeous too.

2:48 PM  
Blogger LoriAngela said...

Wonderful! I was caught with mittens and a camera at my sister's ranch. My next pair I will put a button hole in one side so my camera finger can pop out to press that button.

2:52 PM  
Blogger Lori ann said...

oh how i am envious of your snow. we've had a record cold winter and snow on the mountains behind us, but not here at the beach. looks like another great workshop!

12:47 AM  
Blogger craftivore said...

Tiny little yellow sweater with blue clothes pins, swoon, too adorable. I want that brown hat in the group photo.

8:01 PM  
Blogger Taylor Kay said...

Fun pictures! I like how everyone is wearing something knit! :) And that little sweater is super cute!

Just a little note, I have been a follower for a while now and I'm having a 100th Post Giveaway. If you wanted to pop over and enter for a chance to win one of my knitted hats, I would love to hear from you! :)

Taylor Kay :)

1:48 PM  

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