Here's Mandy wearing my new Mia cardi. It's a variation on another sweater design of mine, Miriam. This version has longer sleeves with deep garter stitch cuffs and a more open stitch gauge to give the a-line shaping a bit more swing. I'm happily wearing mine right now...
See it on Ravelry. Pattern available on Quince & Co.
Last Fall I photographed and produced the photo shoot for Carol Sulcoski's book, Sock Yarn Studio. The shoot lasted a couple of weeks actually, shooting here and there around Portland and Cape Elizabeth. I was able to do the styling myself and selected some of my favorite models to work with (see Imogen at 10 months old, making the cover!). I think it really came together in the end. Carol was able to come up for the first 2 days. It was having her here as we were able to get things started together. Below are a few shots from the shoot.
This is a prototype pair of mittens from the Family Mittens pattern (available in Taproot Magazine, Issue 3/RETREAT).
They are the Older Child size (in Osprey). Mandy has petite hands, which fit into them nicely. I gave them to her as a "you're the best" gift since she's recently woken up at the crack of dawn twice, so that I can catch her in Maine's gorgeous, early morning light. You're such a good sport! Thank you, Mandy.