Wednesday, October 14, 2015

contrariwise hat pattern shout out...and more

I have been photographing a lot of knitwear. Like, a lot. For designers, for yarn companies, for Vogue Knitting, for a new book with myself, Kirsten Kapur and Mary Lou Egan. The best part is...knitwear. The worst part is not being able to show what I have been doing, or blab, or y'know, otherwise spill the beans.
The best part of the worst part is a day like today, waking up to an email from designer Elizabeth Elliott, saying she just released Contrariwise, this great hat pattern I shot for her in August. So, now I can share it. And the worst part of the best part of the worst part is...I couldn't cancel today's schedule to just cast on and knit one for myself.  (More views on her Ravelry pattern page, linked above). And a big kiss to the GCafe in New Haven for letting us use their beautiful- and air conditioned- interior.
In other news, bullet version
• thanks to all who commented on the giveaway for the Knitless book, the winner has been notified

• Sadly,  I'll be missing the annual wingding of a weekend known as Rhinebeck, the NY Sheep & Wool Festival.  Too many complications and time conflicts in this modern life.  Ironically, this is a year when I was on track to finish a new sweater... in your best Marlon Brando voice please, I coulda been a contenduh .

• Kay & Ann are back, blogging at Mason Dixon Knitting.   Go say howdy and sign up for their newsletter. It's downright heartwarming to read the two of them at it again. I hope it's contagious, this return to blogging. Hint hint this means you. And you. Yes, you too.

• If you are getting psyched for Rhinebeck or, like me, are wistfully watching from a distance, the video compilation I made of my Rhinebeck Style photoshoot is still up for viewing. I'm pretty sure this is never going to appear as a book--my original intention--as it hopefully asserts at the end. I may still come up with some sort of format so all of you who so generously posed can get something more permanent out of the project. Stay tuned. In it for the long haul, I am. So many handknits. So many smiles.....

10 comments:

maryse said...

You really are the best at this. Such great photos.

gale (she shoots sheep shots) said...

Thank you Maryse! Josephine (my model) and this great hat make my job easy.

steph said...

Love the hat.....LOTS!!!! But that video!!! What a hoot!!! I sort of remember you posting this last year....did I just simply forget so many of the people/knitwear? or did you add to it??? I could watch it over and over. oops. I have!!! :) thanks for sharing!

Mary Lou said...

Love that hat and that model!

gale (she shoots sheep shots) said...

Steph-- I didn't add anyone but I will freely admit that in the bazillion times I've watched this, I still always notice something new. Funny how that happens.Watch away!

Julie Crawford said...

ooh, gorgeous shots, and that hat is to die for! No wonder you want to cast on for it right away.

Manise said...

Great photo shoot!

Becky said...

I can still name more than half those designs and/or people! How much of the server space in my head is dedicated to knitwear these days??

I'm trying to come back to blogging, but life is so crazy. Sheesh... I need to slow down.

Becky said...

I can still name more than half those designs and/or people! How much of the server space in my head is dedicated to knitwear these days??

I'm trying to come back to blogging, but life is so crazy. Sheesh... I need to slow down.

Becky said...

I can still name more than half those designs and/or people! How much of the server space in my head is dedicated to knitwear these days??

I'm trying to come back to blogging, but life is so crazy. Sheesh... I need to slow down.