Thursday, January 08, 2015

with icing on top

I hope you had the sweetest of holiday seasons. It's been an unusually- even for me, who doesn't sit still easily-  bustling month.  My blogging habit evap-o-rated!

Above, a sneak peek* from yesterday's photo shoot in Portland, Maine for Swans Island yarns. Such lovely clients, such to-die-for designs, and oh yes, the donuts are awesome, too. So good we are swinging by the shop to get some before we leave town today.  If I am allowed one teeny tiny kvetch, the temperature is -8F degrees...and it wasn't too much warmer while we were shooting outside yesterday. Although it was above zero.  The warmth of squeezing in visits with friends Mary Jane Mucklestone and Samantha at A Gathering of Stitches made this work trip all the sweeter.

See you in NY next week, between January 13-18? ? I'll be at VK Live for funs  and am so excited to be helping Jani from Starcroft Fiber at her pop=up Nash Island yarn  in the City shop at lf8elevate at 80 east 7th street in NYC. If you'll be in town, come down! Jani's yarn and island wool, some knit and chats with designers you know and love, it is a charming, artful shop..  I'll have a limited edition set of Nash Island photographs mounted and cards just for the occasion. The special events  are on Thursday evening 6-9 (with Mary Jane Mucklestone there)  and Saturuday afternoon. 4-6 with Kay Gardiner knitting along .details tomorrow!
Stay warm, wherever you are!

* ok if you know me, you know how I can go on and on about how there's one main story per photo, and how wrong a photo shoot can go when you can't keep it straight. That, my friends, is definitely a photo about donuts.

11 comments:

Thea said...

Mmmmmm. Both the donuts and the sweater next to them.

Mary Lou said...

Yeah, Swan's Island shoot. I just did a nice hat in SI and Malabrigo. So wish I were going to NY

Beverly said...

Oh, those look so good! And in those temps? Well deserved!

Kirsten said...

Brrrr. You guys are troopers! I'm sure the photos will be spectacular despite the frigid temps.

I'm about to cast on with some of Jani's yarn. I've decided that I must make a striped sweater like the one she was working on in September. Now that I have the opportunity to purchase more I can really have fun with it.

Susan in Katonah said...

Love Swan's Island Yarn! and donuts ...

Maybe I will see you at VKL. It's going to be cold there, too, or so the weather people are predicting.

Carole Julius said...

I adore that photo!

craftivore said...

Damn, now I really want donuts and I'm heading to Portland tomorrow. That sleeve looks delicious too. Can't wait to see the collection. Have fun in NY!

Kathry said...

I'm going up to Maine with my daughter next month and now know where we were have to make a detour. Those donuts looks delish. They're also an outrageously good donut place in Somerville called Union Square Donuts - crazy good.

Ellen Mason said...

it all looks and sounds irresistible.

Hawthorn Spellweaver said...

oof - I wasn't hungry until I looked at those doughnuts! Now I feel the need to put on the kettle and have one! Excellent photo!

twinsetellen said...

Yep, one glance and I said "Gale is telling a donut story". Nothin' wrong with that, for sure.