after a wonderful weekend of teaching in rochester, ny, i am taking a couple of days off with my friends cookie and laura to knit, talk shop, and roam the wine trails along the finger lakes of central new york state.
and yesterday, on a hill overlooking seneca lake, we took just a little of that time to take photos of the motheye scarves to accompany today’s pattern release.
i’m very grateful to laura and cookie for agreeing to model them—don’t they look wonderful? we managed to get a nice series of shots in just before the rain began to fall.
shown above in spirit trail nona, a soft and silky merino/cashmere/silk blend in the gorgeous rosewood colorway.
jen will be restocking her online shop very soon and bringing plenty of nona along to the knitters review retreat this weekend, where the red scarf will be on display in her booth.
we’re very lucky that our friend vanessa, who test knit the scarf, was willing to lend me her sample for a slightly extended period of time so i could use it along with my own sample in the photo shoot.
cookie and i have been so lucky to have a couple of days to hang out with our friend laura here in this beautiful area of new york state. it’s a very interesting time of year here—there is a sense of quietude and expectancy in the air for the signs that mark the descent of winter—early nightfall, those first flurries of snow, the last falling leaves.
it’s supposed to snow tomorrow, in fact—i’m a little glad this will be my last travel for a while . . .
though it will be nice to end the teaching year in the company of several of my favorite people—it’ll be great to see jen from spirit trail, whose beautiful nona yarn inspired this design, among others. thank you jen for sharing your talents so generously!
i won’t see roxanne from zen yarn garden this weekend but i want to thank her too—that skein of green yarn was a gift from her at knitters fair and it is perfect for this scarf—thank you roxanne!
and now a few more views of these two lovely pieces and our even more lovely models . . . thank you laura and cookie!