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.

hers was knit in zen yarn garden serenity silk +, also in merino/cashmere/silk, this time in frosted kiwi.

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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!

39 Responses to “motheye”

  1. Sandy W says:

    Love this pattern and I think I have just the yarn for it.

  2. Teleri says:

    Seems like the three of you had a lot of fun 🙂

  3. Meredith says:

    Perfect! I’m just about to frog the beginning of a scarf that was just the wrong pattern for the yarn. Your Motheye is just the thing for my pretty silver skein!

  4. Rachel Erin says:

    That shade of red it to die for. It is one of the most beautiful red yarns I have ever seen.

  5. Donna says:

    Oh the rosewood ~ sigh ~ now I’m even more anxious to start Bel Air in my rosewood Sunna. And I happen to have a skein of Claret Nona that would be perfect for this design. Enjoy the last beautiful days of fall!

  6. Tina says:

    Gorgeous pattern and I have just the right yarn in my stash for it too 🙂

  7. Josée says:

    Another beautiful design…

  8. CindyP says:

    It was just a delight to have you in Rochester, and we hope you will be visiting this area again soon! The motheye is a winner…sigh, my queue grows ever longer.

  9. Mo says:

    Love them!
    I missed another chance to meet you in person too 🙁 Enjoy your time in NY!

  10. Kim says:

    I LOVE the rich red one, especially against the beautiful scenery…..lovely!!

  11. Lindsay says:

    You are in my neck of the woods…Ithaca! It is supposed to snow but its actually been freakishly warm for November. Have a great time!

  12. Brandi says:

    Beautiful, I noticed this last night on Rav and added it to my queue.

  13. april says:

    the scarves, models, and scenery…..all beautiful!!

  14. Sally says:

    You are visiting one of the very best regions to experience autumn, and in fact, any season. The countryside around the south east side of Canandaigua Lake, down near Naples, is also spectacular…and don’t forget the New York State Wine and Culinery Center in Canandaigua for a good meal and a tasting, if you can fit it in. This all makes me homesick now…Have a great weekend teaching!

  15. Liz in Missouri says:

    Just Lovely!

  16. Marcia says:

    Another beauty, Ann!!!

  17. JL says:

    I’m absolutely in love with the color red this fall, so the red motheye just shouts “knit me!” But the pattern itself is really lovely and I look forward to making one.

  18. Carol P says:

    I love this pattern. Anne, you rock with your patterns ~ they are absolutely lovely!
    Hope you can cozy up this winter and knit to your hearts content! I’m off to buy the pattern now! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

  19. Bobbie in AK says:

    I love the red version so much, they both are so pretty!

  20. Emily says:

    Love the extensive photos of different ways of wearing the scarves. Both colours are lovely!

  21. Vicki says:

    Wonderful photo shoot. A gorgeous pattern. Thanks for another great pattern. I love all of your patterns, I just need to knit more of them!

  22. KatJ says:

    Beyond beautiful. I am truly KS spoiled. Thank you so much, Anne.

  23. Dawn says:

    Beautiful! Looks like a fun time was had by all!

  24. Roxanne says:

    Awww, you’re welcome Anne! Always my pleasure – love seeing the yarn all knit up into a beautiful design…gorgeous!

  25. Kelli says:

    That is beautiful!! After my christmas knitting I might have to look into knitting that!!!

  26. Corinne says:

    Anne…you captured PERFECTLY our sensibilities this time of year when you spoke of the “quietude and expectancy of the descent of winter…” this is why this is my VERY favorite time of year…sit…knit…crochet…quilt…the mayhem of summer and the garden has ended…we now have “permission” to just BE…quietly, serenely, resting up for the next seasons…! We take a good bit of ribbing about our weather here in the Finger Lakes area, but we “natives” wouldn’t trade it for the world…! I am happy that you like our very special place on the planet……..come back anytime…!!!

  27. Absolutely LOVELY! And I mean the scarves, the models and the setting! The photos are fabulous and really show off how wonderful a time you all were having!

  28. Karen says:

    The rosewood is gorgeous. If you’re still in the Watkins area, make sure you stop in at Mr. Chicken and pick up a dinner to go with your wine. They have the best roast chicken I have ever had! I only get up that way once a year, and it’s the first place I stop!

  29. danielle says:

    gorgeous models! and i love the way that rosewood colorway glows against the dampness and muted tones of late fall in western new york – it gives the photos such a romantic, organic edge. hope you had a great time in my ol’ neck of the woods 🙂

  30. Kim says:

    Very nice Anne!! So glad I bought some ‘extra’ Nona at Rhinebeck!!! Gosh. . . I’m so smart that way (wink wink), to think ahead to future Knitspot projects!

  31. janna says:

    This is just beautiful! Of course, I’m a sucker for deep reds….

  32. Linda says:

    Very nice pattern. So wonderful that you had a fun time with your friends and that they made such great models for your new release.

    Just my personal opinion, but I think I like the Rosewood best on Laura and the Frosted Kiwi best on Cookie. Isn’t it great to have so many fabulous yarns and colors so that we all can have something to enhance our unique beauty?

    Hope you’re enjoying KRR.

  33. Lori says:

    Gorgeous! The models, the scarves, the setting! I’m looking forward to being able to knit something so beautiful!

  34. Amy says:

    beautiful. and those two have another calling, definitely fabulous, natural, great looking modeling, with a keen photographers eye. I wish I could make that, but it is out of my league…. (optimistically) someday!

  35. josiekitten says:

    Another beautiful pattern – and great photoshoot too!

  36. Pamela says:

    That red color is gorgeous!!! The scarf is lovely.

  37. Helen says:

    Love, love, love, the red scarf. It is gorgeous! Kudos on another beautiful pattern Anne.

  38. Ann says:

    Lovely pattern & great models !

  39. Alicia says:

    Saw the photos and thought, ‘that looks like home’ – and it IS home: our house is perched above Seneca Lake with vineyards uphill, grey cold waters downhill, and the last of the fall colors between. Quite a shock to suddenly see such familiar countryside on the KnitSpot blog! Hope you enjoyed your visit to the Finger Lakes!