Stepping Out Of My Comfort Zone
I have been stepping out of my comfort zone lately... In more than one way. And I have proof. Photography proof. And knitted items proof. So let's get to it, I have been so looking forward to write this blog post!!!
Scouting for models
A couple of weeks ago, I told my husband how I was dying to ask some people to model for me but I did not have the courage to approach them. My husband then told me about a documentary he had seen about a photographer who wanted to shoot some pictures of a village where illegal plants were grown. The photographer got over his fear, approached the villagers, asked for permission to shoot pictures and ... got a "yes" for an answer.
"Get over your fear, Nancy", my husband gently advised me. "Step out of your comfort zone and do your thing."
I took his advice to heart and these pictures of Jade and Kassandra wearing my knitted designs came to fruition:
Jade wearing a variegated black and grey cowl with buttons:
Kassandra wearing an off white cowl with buttons:
In the next photo, Jade wears my fingerless gloves "Adrienne", made with long variegation of earth tone colors:
And in this photo, Kassandra is wearing my fingerless gloves "Sally":
Regular readers of this blog will remember that I designed "Adrienne" back in December of last year. Fingerless glove "Sally" I also designed back in December of last year.
Also, remember that green moss scarf I designed for my brother Tristan? In my last blog post, you saw Luis wearing the scarf. In this picture, Jade is wearing the same design scarf, but in a different color:
Sigh... I feel so blessed that Jade and Kassandra agreed to model for me... They were such troopers. You must know that these picture were taken very early on a Sunday morning. The night before the girls had been out drinking and I betcha they had a bit of a hangover. They did not complain once. They even apologized for being a bit late. And all I kept thinking was sheesh... how LUCKY am I to have these beauties model for me...
We made lots of other photos that day. Keep on checking back!
Stepping out of my comfort zone with regard to yarn
I usually work with finer gauge yarns and more than once, I cringe just looking at chunky and bulky gauge yarns. Needle size bigger than US11? No way!
But guess what... I have been working with super bulky yarns and needle sizes US15 and US19 and I simply LOVE it!
The results are the cowls with buttons which Kassandra and Jade are wearing and just a few days ago I made a swatch with Colinette Point 5:
It's freakin' HUGE yarn! I cannot believe I am actually working with it!
More details to come
You might wonder with what yarn I made the cowls. Hold on, be patient, more details will follow. I planned on having the cowl patterns and Tristan's scarf pattern to be issued in this week, but alas, I have been so busy lately and just did not have the energy to do any knitting let alone WRITING a pattern.
Heck, I did not even have the energy to write a blog post...
I will be traveling to Pittsburgh, PA, next week and that means no work in the yarnshop for 2 whole weeks. That does not mean my hands will be idle, though. I will be working hard on writing out patterns, editing pictures, getting everything in a pdf file, going to Kinko's to print out patterns and what not. And this time, I am actually going to ask money for all of my hard work!
Thanks for reading and untill the next entry!
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