Wednesday, March 26, 2014

dessau and shetland


photo courtesy of carrie bostick hoge

photo courtesy of carrie bostick hoge

  photo courtesy of carrie bostick hoge


i am a little late in sharing this cowl, a sample i made for carrie bostick hoge back in december. dessau cowl is a fair isle cowl in quince & co.'s lark (peacock & belize). i love this pattern (and wool), it was so much fun to knit, and infinitely wearable.

photo courtesy of carrie bostick hoge

 i don't know if i was more excited to have the opportunity to knit this for carrie, or that my daughter would be one of her models for this collection. yes! this is my girl! i know i shared before, but now my girl is wearing what i knit in the photos, extra extra exciting!  hannah rose met up with carrie in brooklyn, where hannah lives, for the photo shoot.



 photo courtesy of carrie bostick hoge
she played with darling immie!


photo courtesy of carrie bostick hoge

and posed in gorgeous knits (she did not want to take off), this stunning sweater was made by my oh so talented sweet friend nicole


photo courtesy of carrie bostick hoge

photo courtesy of carrie bostick hoge

we are so so grateful for all the incredibly beautiful photos of our girl. a good experience all the way round. 
for more on the dessau cowl, raverly notes here. for all of madder made patterns, go here.


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i've been reading reading reading, all about the shetland islands. for a trip i'll be taking there in a few short months! dear knitters, or anyone interested in travel, history, wildlife, birds and of course wool! it has come to my attention that a spot has opened up on this grand adventure to the shetland islands with gudrun and mary jane! there is room for one on the trip for summer and room for four on a second trip that has been added to include wool week in october. to tempt you further, here are photos from a movie i've been watching filmed entirely on location in shetland. called 'the edge of the world'. if you think you might be interested in coming along (yay!) please contact gudrun here.

joining with dear ginny




39 comments:

  1. Beautiful knit, and an even more beautiful girl Lori!
    I would love to go on the trip, but I am headed to MS at that time to see my papaw and my mama.

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    1. gudrun and maryjane are hosting two trips, one in july and one in october!

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    2. I know, but I have 150 people coming for a wedding scheduled for November 1. This is not my year, but then I only have one left to get married and then I can go on trips.

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  2. Hannah is just so striking-so gorgeous and perfect for Carrie's knits! I know how much you must love those photos!

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  3. That cowl is lovely and your daughter is gorgeous, what a natural beauty. I would love to make the the cowl with some leftover yarn from the "Favorite Things" infinity scarf. The trip to Scotland looks amazing, can't wait to see your pictures.

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  4. Your daughter is the PERFECT model----as gorgeous as the knits are beautiful. How very proud, mamma!!! Don't tempt me with that trip!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;)

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  5. Such beautiful knits & more beautiful daughter! I'm going to hop over to Gudruns site and see if I can sign up for the summer trip. I'd love to go!
    Blessings,
    G

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  6. Lori, that girl of yours is such a beautiful model for a lovely selection of knitted styles.

    Thank you for the info about possible openings for the Shetlands travel. I did send off an email tonight. Let's see what happens.

    As you well know from Hannah, we are still awaiting a believable Spring arrival here in NYC.

    xo

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  7. Ohhhhh so beautiful Lori! you've inspired me to knit that cardigan at the bottom. Your daughter is perfect for modelling knits :) p.s. i've decided to start my own knitwear design business and just launched a kickstarter to help me along at the beginning if you happen to know anyone who might like to support this kind of thing and receive a handknit in return :) https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1545832485/knitstarter
    much love - C

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  8. She is so, so beautiful, and so obviously your daughter! I wonder, is she as excited about the idea of modeling handknits as I would be? It's so much cooler than a regular modeling or acting gig :).
    The cowl you made is lovely and in my favorite colors. I can't get over the contrasting cuffs on that last cardigan.

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  9. Oh Lori! These pictures are amazing, right? I've seen the same backdrop in Carrie's most recent pattern photos and I was telling myself how well the colours and that LIGHT worked with the yarn colourways she chose. They remind me of Flemish Renaissance paintings of interiors. Absolutely, YES!

    Your daughter is so beautiful. The light on her face in the last picture? My favourite. As soon as cast off the gift shawl I am knitting currently I am all set to knit Live for my little Angélique in duck egg blue!

    And the Bergen cowl you showcased so well here a few months back inspired me to knit one of my own; in pink and cream. I haven' put it up on Ravelry yet though. Lazy me ;-)

    Sephanie

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  10. Oh Lori how I would love to join you on your trip to the Shetland Isles. One day though I will get there as I live in the UK. We have a very exciting new TV series at the moment set up there. Ann Cleeves has written these books you might find them interesting to read too.

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  11. wow - wonderful images! beautiful model & very nice knitwear! I really love how these images are shot, makes the design and colors very attractive!

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  12. Such beautiful knitwear pictures, perfectly modelled by your lovely daughter, Lori! I love the colours and the lighting in these images, and how Hannah looks so natural and beautiful. And the knitting is wonderful too :)
    Wishing you a happy day, dear Lori.
    Helen xox

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  13. Beautiful knits, beautiful girl! And I'm in love with your low tide pictures too!

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  14. Beautiful pictures of your girl, you must be so proud. And that sweet little girl, they look like they have so much fun together.
    I wish hou a wonderful experience at the Shetland Island and am looking forward to hour "report"
    Have a great weekend Lori!

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  15. Wow! Hannah looks amazing in those beautiful knit.
    You must be getting very excited about your trip!!!

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  16. Such pretty photos, beautiful girls, and gorgeous knits! Your trip is gonna be outta this world. Have a fabulous day. Tammy

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  17. lovely photos of your knitting on your daughter in scrumptious yarn! I love quince and co yarn :) I know you will have a blast doing your trip to the islands!!

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  18. Hannah and your knitting complement each other beautifully. Congratulations on new beginnings and great opportunities xo

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  19. eeeeap. such beautiful images. I jumped over to the patterns- they are all so pretty. Really like the construction of the cardi.

    Have a wonderful time Lori :)

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  20. beautiful!
    your upcoming trip will be amazing.
    thank you for the link ... the first thing I noticed was the photo of Doris Day (who I adore ♥) so was side tracked reading that :-D

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  21. Oh my your daughter is just beautiful! Your knitting as well.

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  22. one of the most beautiful women in the world, imo. (your daughter)
    XO

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  23. Wow, gorgeous captures of your daughter, just beautiful!

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  24. oh Hannah just looks lovely - I love the one of the teal sweater with some of her tatts showing the same colors - that is amazing. and the knitting - wow!!!

    have much much fun on the trip - enjoy like crazy.

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  25. What GORGEOUS pictures! And a stunning daughter you have. Good genes! I'm making my way back to blogland and look forward to catching up - I've missed you! xxxx

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  26. Lovely! How exciting to have knitted the sample and have your lovely daughter model!
    so wish I could go to the edge of the world with you!!

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  27. Lori your knits are simply lovely! I'm glad I have found your little space here :)

    Sophie xo

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  28. The knits are all beautiful, and your daughter is an adorable model! You are going to love your trip to Shetland. I was there last September and fell in love with both he place and the people. And. of course, the sheep and the yarn!

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  29. Such beautiful photo's Lori! I like the colour of the green/grey wall as a background. Very striking! A very pretty girl as well. Your knits look beautiful on her!

    Your trip to the Shetlands sounds like fun. Wish I could join you, but I alas.....we are off to The Cotswolds :-)

    Have a great Sunday!

    Madelief x

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  30. Oh, how beautiful Lori!!! I recognised her straight away, she looks beautiful in the knits and the photos are just so gorgeous. How exciting. Ahhhh Shetland, sigh, wouldn't that be nice!!!! I'll keep dreaming about that one :-) Mel x

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  31. Beautiful daughter and a beautiful knitting :)

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  32. Such great photos; the model, subject and background are all very wonderful! Have a lovely trip.

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  33. Your daughter is so beautiful and what gorgeous knits she is wearing.. especially the cowl you made :))

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  34. Such beautiful knitting! I really do have to track your daughter down for the photo shoot I'm going to have for my Fall Collection!!!

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  35. Gorgeous! All of it; the knitting, your beautiful daughter, the photos... Wonderful!
    Oh, how I wish I could come - it sounds fabulous! I've been reading a bit of Lilian Beckwith lately, and long to go back to Scotland. It's a fabulous place.

    ... and I also wish I'd bought some Quince & Co yarn when in London. In the end I settled for Madelintosh, but now I don't understand why I didn't buy more yarn?

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  36. Beautiful knits and beautiful daughter. Takes after her mother. xoxo

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  37. I know it's full again now but oh how I would have loved to come along on that trip, and meet up with you and Nicole. One day!

    Hannah Rose, Immie, and those knits are all adorable.

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xoxo lori