Is Starshower the new Honey Cowl? Only time will tell (but it looks good).

Finished Object: New Directors Series

grayshawl1.jpg
Dear Ann,
I finished my latest Finished Object weeks ago, but failed to document due to lack of photo styling inspiration. I’m not that much of a shawl person to begin with, yet I had a shawl ready, willing and able to be photographed. Spending the weekend with the extended fambly, these thoughts occurred: niece Maggie has a camera that is far superior to the KayCam, she knows how to use it, and you don’t really have to encourage a couple of teenage girls to take pictures of each other. If a shawl is required, well OK. They can deal.
grayshawl2.jpg
The camera really makes a difference. Hey Ann, suddenly we’ve come over all Interweave-y! All we need is somebody looking contemplative over a cup of steaming herbal tea. I forgot to tell them about that.
grayshawl3.jpg
It doesn’t really matter that the handknit is inside-out in all of these photos. I mean, people get the idea: it’s a shawl. (This is my second–oh wait, third– knitting of Tehri’s inspired variation of the Wool Peddler shawl, from Cheryl Oberle’s book, Folk Shawls, this time in Rowan Summer Tweed. Back in 2009, I made a cashmere version, and then a Koigu version–it was Shawlapalooza. My “pithy instructions” are here. The Wool Peddler is a soothing, restorative knit, and with Terhi’s modernizing soft ruffle, it’s a wonderfully wearable garment, so I won’t rule out making another.)
grayshawl4.jpg
If I could, I’d farm out all my photo styling to Maggie and Carrie. Thanks, girlies!
Happy Monday!
Love,
Kay
(Photos copyright 2010 Maggie Bergmann)

Tags: , ,

34 Comments

34 Comments

  1. Wow. My neice is all grown up!

  2. BEAUTIFUL! (And the shawl is quite nice, too!) God bless.
    LoveDiane

  3. Excellent photo styling! Love it.
    And yes, it is vaguely interweavey.

  4. OMG, how beautiful has Carrie become? Congrats to both girls!

  5. Summer Tweed, garter stitch shawl?? You’ll have to keep us informed on the “saggging out of shape” progress, because I have heard stories about that. My fave picture is the one with the corner of that red chair!

  6. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. Girl, shawl and pictures.

  7. WOW! Carrie is really growing up. PUT BOOKS ON HER HEAD, MAKE HER STOP! Or, at least, if you find the secret, let me know, quick….I’ve failed on my oldest 3, and #4 is 12, and shooting up….
    Lovely girl, and niece Maggie took great photos. Hire them more often! ;-)

  8. Lovely on all counts. Thanks, Kay!

  9. STUNNING!
    Your daughter is a beautiful model…I should think IK will come knocking on your door!

  10. Lovely!! I want to make one!

  11. Uh, can I borrow your model and photog? I have a sweater that is happily finished and I need to post it on Rav, but I can’t seem to get a picture of the thing that doesn’t include a doofy looking me, or the parts of the sweater that count! Ay yi yi!
    The shawl is lovely, as are the pictures. Look out, Rowan Mag!

  12. Your daughter is beautiful.

  13. Kay, Gorgeous shawl!!! And where do Carrie’s jeans come from?! LOVE!!

  14. adore the joyous leap!

  15. Gorgeous! You did a wonderful job with the shawl (I’ve been trolling shawl patterns in the last couple of days even though I have no reason to start something new except for the joy of starting).

  16. Kay,
    I love this shawl and your first cashmere version has me dreaming and wishing I had the time and some extra cashmere. Thanks for posting again and including your instructions. Your daughter is gorgeous too!

  17. Carrie is freaking gorgeous and the shawl is pretty.

  18. And once again I want to knit a shawl – right after that shadow[]box thingy…your daughter is beautiful and a compelling shawl model!

  19. i agree lovely shawl family and autum leaves

  20. Most excellent photos AND shawl. Such fun!

  21. Fabulous! Hold the herbal tea mug and ennervated touching of hems in dark wood shelved libraries, I like these locations, styling & model so much more.

  22. Carrie is so pretty – and so’s the shawl! But- I believe that a cup of contemplative tea out in the woods may have made it more Rowan-y than Interweave-y….

  23. Kay, did you take the beach pen to Carrie’s pants?! Happy post Tday.

  24. Carrie is freaking gorgeous and the shawl is pretty.

  25. I love the ruffle. I went back and looked at the posts about the first two shawls and saw where the ruffle went away with the blocking. That’s ok, but I really like the ruffle. Now a question on blocking, please tell me if I should block a rectangular shawl done in cotton ease by LionBrand. It is tending to roll because of the design and I don’t know if I can block cotton. I’m such a greenhorn at this knitting. I would love your suggestions.
    tp

  26. The shawl has a lovely flowing drape. Excellent photography and beautiful modeling. IK: The Next Generation, where sitting with herbal tea gives way to running in funky jeans.

  27. Carrie is unreasonably pretty, and she’s making that shawl look downright hip, in addition to being plenty beautiful by us knitters’ standards.

  28. The girl and the shawl are both beautiful and graceful. The pants, boots, and inside-out shawl make for a great “je ne sais Carrie” style. The autumn leaves and light are wonderful too.

  29. Heartbreakingly beautiful record of Carrie’s youth and spirit. Yummy rendition of Tehri’s wonderful adaptation of the Wool Peddler’s Shawl. Not to mention I’m a big fan of that red Eileen Fisher poncho. Stop it already, would ya?!

  30. I’d love a recipe for the pickles the divinely coiffed woman is holding in the top photo, please. (Reminds me I did make pickles and conserves as holiday gifts one year–the unopened jars remind the recipients I did, too.)

  31. Interweavy? Not with those jeans! I think I need a pair!

  32. The “inside out” part. Ha! Love it.

  33. gorgeous

  34. Wow – What a great idea! Hire the kids. Lovely photos. And lovely shawl.
    Kristin