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.
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.
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.)
If I could, I’d farm out all my photo styling to Maggie and Carrie. Thanks, girlies!
(Photos copyright 2010 Maggie Bergmann)