Greetings from Würzburg

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Jeff’s wonderful sister with his niece (who is presently living & dancing in Würzburg, Germany), and both are wearing my hats Dicey Highland Bonnet, and Vineyard Rows.

Another outstanding trio of photographs of Maya dance-modeling  in this post , back in 2013 modeling the actual prototype for Pin-striped Tee,

and a year later, the woods with Molly & Rosanna, the Bohemian Raven Goths.

I am so lucky to have all these beautiful women in my life to support me!  Thank you every one of you… you’re out there and know who you are!  :: grateful & happy tears ::

Summer Stripes

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Striped lace cowls in cool blues and warm pinks, knit in a lovely summery linen blend yarn that is draping and soft. I am very happy they’re finished, and just in time for them to go to my Canadian nieces for their birthdays …

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I love this pattern, a traditional lace motif called ‘feather & fan’  which is so easy it can be knit in my sleep. But these are the first striped versions of the pattern I’ve tried, and will try one more in stripes, with yarn mentioned on this post,  before the summer is over.

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As I dared myself to not make a peep until I finished these two, now there may be some chattiness!  On my knitting needles, I have still some promised summer knitting for my two beautiful California nieces (whom all of you are familiar with ~ presently Miss Sixteen & Miss Thirteen ), and then its looking into a stretch of who-knows-what-may-come for a quiet spell of imminent lazy & hot summer weeks.

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Pattern: my own Altitude Lace Cowl

Yarn: Classic Elite Firefly (posted previously)

Blue stripes project details on Ravelry  HERE,     and pink stripes project details HERE.

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A Frolick On The Knitting Trail

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Hats on !
045Before setting out into the woods on my Knitting Trail, Maya, Molly & Rosanna chose three hats each out of my chest of knitted pattern prototypes, plus other bits, then we set out with Emma leading & me in the back with the camera.
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Maya is wearing Vineyard Rows Tam.

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 There was a few moments of a brilliant sunbeam, and Molly models

wintery white with powder blues  of

the Chalten Beret  and Tartan & Tweed Mitts

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Rosanna in the recent infinity scarf I’ve been designing and making lots of lately…

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S w i t c h i n g

                          t h e m

       o u t . . .

goofingly striving for the essence of ” bohemian  raven goth “

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Then we found a fabulously mossy tree log on a very steep slope . . .

and a Dicey Highland Hat

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  Rosanna in the Vineyard Rows Tam and Molly in the Vineyard Rows Toque .

(Toque not yet written into a pattern, but soon!)

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 Then hilariously  Molly began to slide off  of the wet moss . . .

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… and no end to my demands while taking still another photo as we tried to cover trail …

and so a twenty minute trail walk turned to fifty.

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 Another Dicey Highland Hat . . .

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We really had a great time, and for me this was the absolute highlight of the whole holiday family get-together, though it lasted less than an hour.  I couldn’t be happier with the many great shots (although fuzzy in low light of the forest) … of the Bohemian Raven Goths!

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Thank you Molly, Maya & Rosanna, for wonderful knitwear photoshoot on the knitting trail! xx

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Maya in Penny Candy Hat

Maya’s Siren Song

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On the sand of Savary Island dances Maya.

 Into the waves she moves, a siren on the shore.

 Avant . . . arabesque . . . singing haunting melody in movement, lifting her sash

like a sail into the breeze !

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Maya is wearing the Pin-Striped Tee ,

made for her in spring,

and now in the waning summer’s surf, she performs it to perfection !

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( Photos taken by  Molly )

 I am so amazed to see her in it at last !  It was so worth the wait, and what a treat ~~~ thank you my niecishes Maya & Molly !

 

Molly in Montreal !

Remember Molly’s Montreal back in this post ?
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Well, I just got word from Molly , and photos of her wearing her “Montreal”  !

 Just look how lovely  !!!

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Beautiful Molly shows off my modified version of the sporty original Pin-Striped Sweater Tee marvelously . . .

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Modifications  were to crop the waist, and lengthen the sleeves by simply continuing the pin-stripe pattern from the provisional cast-on before ribbing for the cuff, with no decreasing except for at the underarm gusset (that gusset part still needs a bit of tweaking).  Shall I modify the pattern I am wondering, to include this variation?

 Above all . . .

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Always ask for exactly what you prefer in life Molly, because most times really good things happen as a result. I thank you so much for asking if I could make your tee with longer sleeves and shorter waist, because I believe I love it most of all this way and will make one just like it for myself ~~~ xoxo from your Auntish !!