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No Pressure, Karie, No Pressure.

June 2015 157Another photo shoot beckons. I am a perfectionist and I haven’t been happy with the photos we’ve managed to get so far. The first shoot was basically us trying out a couple of locations. Obviously the first location we tried turned out to be my favourite – isn’t it always so? – but we had only shot a couple of photos. I wanted more.

So, yesterday we headed out for another shoot. I was tired and I think it showed in the images.

I used to joke about modelling being a real job, but now I know it’s actually hard work. Usually our shoots lasts between fifteen to forty-five minutes: you have to account for the light, get a variety of shots, get pattern details, and find that magic connection between yourself and the camera. So, going into a shoot with a tired body and a tired brain wasn’t the best thing.

But this is your first real glimpse of Mahy, isn’t it?

I absolutely love this shawl and I think this is one of the reasons why I’ve been so hard on the photos. I want to capture just how special this feels to me. I want the photos to convey just how amazing it felt to knit the shawl and how fantastic it feels to wear it.

No pressure, Karie.

17 Thoughts on “No Pressure, Karie, No Pressure.

  1. Shuna Marr on June 23, 2015 at 12:07 pm said:

    Oooooo… pretty!

  2. I can understand why you would want the photos to be as good as possible, this is a beautiful shawl. You must feel very protective of your creation!!!

    • Karie on June 23, 2015 at 4:03 pm said:

      Oh, it is definitely hard. I don’t think anything could measure up to what is in my head either :(

  3. Freyalyn on June 23, 2015 at 1:18 pm said:

    Gorgeous – do we know the yardage yet, so I can get thinking…?

  4. Margaret Turner on June 23, 2015 at 3:17 pm said:

    Looks beautiful! Looking forward to seeing a close up and the finer details. Thanks for the sneaky peak!

  5. christineguest on June 23, 2015 at 4:02 pm said:

    Every shot I see of it, it looks more and more classic. And I don’t do shawls. Or lace. Much.

  6. Karie on June 23, 2015 at 4:04 pm said:

    Thank you! Many more details to come!

  7. Renee on June 23, 2015 at 6:32 pm said:

    Was that the brown blob of a few post ago? I am tally in life with shawl. It is beautiful.

  8. carol on June 23, 2015 at 6:36 pm said:

    thanks for the picture :) looks gorgeous, looking forward to the pattern! i have some OMA 2ply shetland laceweight – would it be suitable?

    • Karie on June 24, 2015 at 1:38 pm said:

      I haven’t used the OMA 2ply, so I am not in a position to say. I will be writing a post about yarn substitutions which I hope will help!

  9. Pamela on June 23, 2015 at 7:06 pm said:

    Ooooooo. This is so beautiful! Can’t wait for the pattern

  10. skeindalous on June 24, 2015 at 6:16 pm said:

    Looking forward to this! I agree that charts are so much more intuitive. THERE is the design….just look at it and see how to make it appear in your knitting! If a pattern is only available as written directions, I will almost always give it a pass. But people do have different ways of thinking. So perhaps you are wise to offer both most of the time.

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