Tuesday, January 3, 2012

one mitt and the big deal



 this week i have knit one mitt.


 tonight i hope to cast on for the other.


 here are the wool and needles (waiting patiently) for me to begin. the pattern is ysoldas, found in 'my grandmother's knitting' by larissa brown, link here. i used the same wool the book called for, jamieson & smith. after having a look at all the colorways, i became completely indecisive, and so chose the same colors as the model pair. tonight after looking at the photos of my mitt i realized you can't see the sweet picot edge at the bottom,  its a design element i really love.


 here is a close up of the thumb detail. such a pretty pattern, now i'm  imagining it made up in other colors.


 i like these photos in the book


 here is the back view. i wished i had one of my girls here today, to help model these. but the sweat pant and tshirt ensemble, self timer and spare tiny leica will have to do (oh boy do i miss my camera, off at the repair shop, but i am truly grateful to have a backup!). the book i'm reading is 'the history of love' by nicole krauss. it's been hard to put down right from the start, which is pretty much why i only have one mitt.
raverly notes found here.


the big deal :  i'm reading another book. this one arrived a few days ago. it's 'photographer's forum, best of photography 2011' it's a hard cover treasure chest of stunning photos. i'm thrilled that the folks at p.f. chose to use a simple one of mine. (exciting big deal for me).     :)


here it is, it's the surf photograph. thank you little rock house and wee knitting rock granny for propping my book open, and thank you so much photographers forum, sigma and serbin communications, for sponsoring this and liking my work.
yarning along with small things and all the other lovely knitters and readers here.

55 comments:

  1. Oh how exciting about your photo!
    Your mit looks lovely- colourwork mittens and gloves are fun to knit aren't they? :)

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  2. How lovely!! Love your photography and I am not surprised they wanted your photo!!

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  3. How wonderful, Lori ( I can't get the link to work though). I'm so thrilled for you. Your photography absolutely deserves liking. :)
    Your mitten is so pretty. I haven't tackled colourwork but every time I see something as beautiful as your mitten I think I must gather my courage.

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  4. That is a SERIOUSLY big deal, what a wonderful way to kick of the New Year! Well Done!

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  5. That's amazing! Congratulations. You must be thrilled. I love the mits and you're right. I should ignore my husbands teasing :) stick to simple projects. Those rocks are so sweet. I'm off to find a house shaped one! xxxx

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  6. Chnaging colors puts me off! I wish I could stand behind you and look over your shoulder while you knit. But probably it goes so fast that your needles are whirling! How can you get so much DONE in such short time, and often so complicated patterns. I draw my hat for you, Lori, can`t you start a class on Usedom?

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  7. Congratulations on the photo, looks great. As does your glove. I really want to learn fair isle , my MIL was fantastic at it, my one regret is that I never got her to teach me before she died.

    Also like your rock ornaments, what a fantastic idea!

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  8. Hi Lori. What a sweet, sweet mitten. Sometimes you have to give in to a book though. Congratulations on your photo publication - it is a stunning piece of art indeed. xxx

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  9. Congratulation for your photo Lori, is it someone you know doing the surfing?
    Your mitten looks great also.

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  10. Congratulations! It's an amazing photo. Love the mitt. That book looks good - might have to find its way to my knitting shelf eventually...

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  11. Congrats on having your beautiful photo published - it absolutely deserves to be in a beautiful book of beautiful images :)

    Love the look of the mitts - that thumb pattern is so cute :)

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  12. Hey lori, what beautiful knitting in your mitt, they will be gorgeous. I'm so impressed with your photo, stunning, congratulations girl!
    I've loved reading your lovely comments on my blog, thanks so much for visiting, great to have you. Happy stitching and reading, your book sounds great M x

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  13. beatiful mit! congrats on your photo being chosen, no wonder its fabulous

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  14. My Dear Friend,
    I am beyond awe and inspired by your knitting. I have seen the beautiful things you have knit, but I must say these are my absolute favorite!
    I look forward to sitting, chatting and knitting next to you, one day! :)
    How very exciting to have your photo published! Such wonderful joys coming into your life.
    Thank you for the needle help, I will be looking today!

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  15. Congratulations! I think your photography work is always beautiful. The one mitt you have done is beautiful too.

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  16. I loved Larissa Brown's last book and look forward to getting my hand's on this one, too.

    Your mitts came out beautiful.

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  17. Congrats on the photo!! I love your rock creations that are propping the book open. The mitt is beautiful and I know the mate is in the very near future!!

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  18. Your photography is amazing, so no surprise (to all your readers!!!) that your work is published among the best!!! Such an inspiration!

    So love the mitts, too!! Isn't that funny how sometimes it takes knitting them to see the endless color possibilities? But, then, who doesn't need several pairs?!

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  19. That is a big deal, congratulations!!! Love the mitt.

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  20. Lori,
    Congratulations on the photo! Stunning.
    I also like your mitts and I read that book many moons ago and it is on my top 10 list.
    xoxo

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  21. Yeah for the photo in the book! What lovely lighting. And your mitt is beautiful. Sometimes I vacillate too about colors and yarns and just want to go with the same as the pattern suggested - I mean, that's what drew me to the pattern in the first place, right? Hope you get your camera back soon. Love the little rock house - did you paint it?

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  22. Your mitt is wonderful! I love the photograph... beautiful!

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  23. Published! That makes me so happy and proud!
    The mittens are perfection too.
    xx
    julie

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  24. Yes, it IS a BIG DEAL and I am proud of you. Your photos are exquisite and I study them to see all the details. Love them.

    Thanks for your sweet words. I think all the drugs I am having to take are making this much worse. I can open my eyes now...but that is about all.

    Sending love. Come up and visit our great knitting shop in the old Sauer Adobe on Chorro St. Wait till I am well and we can have lunch along the creek.

    Love,

    S

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  25. Your photos deserve accolades. What a wonderful way to begin a new year. Your knitting also is amazing. Such a lovely mitten. I often struggle once I see a yarn used to use another initially. Some time the item needs to be seen and touched to release the other possibilities.

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  26. That is a truly awesome photo...congrats on getting it published! Love the color work in the mitt...gorgeous. Have I ever told you that I would love to take a tour of your entire house? I'll bet it's lovely!

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  27. So many wonderful things in this post. The mitt, the rocks (!), the photo book. All wonderful big deals!

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  28. you rock that one mitt lori! ;-)

    hoping your holidays were glorious (i noticed you were away from blogging for a while and i hope it was because you were surrounded by family and fun and not because of i-pad technical issues!)

    sorry to hear your camera is in the hospital - but you can take great shots with any camera!

    love and hugs to you and your beautiful family, lori. wishing you all the blessings that 2012 has for you.

    amanda
    xoxo

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  29. Oh, congratulations! What a wonderful way to kick off 2012! Wow!

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  30. boy! i've been away for TOO long. what a joy to visit your site again.

    . . . and i do mean joy,
    may you have a wonderful new year.

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    .ero
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  31. Wow, congratulations on the published photo! I LOVE the painted rocks! Did you paint them? And the mitt is wonderful too.

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  32. Gosh you seem so calm to be in that beautiful photography book...I would be screaming ...see..see.see..that ones mine..heehee.Your photos always move me..I'm not at all suprised that they picked your photo.
    I love the pattern on the "One" mitt...looks very complicated..heehee...I think I would mess it up for sure.Love,Cat

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  33. I love love loved that book!!! Books like HIstory of Love is what makes reading a pure pleasure. And the mitt is A-mazing, darling, and I want a pair, badly :). And I join everyone else in saying congratulations on your published surf photo!!!!

    Thanks also for you words about the Native American prayer I posted yesterday. I dug a little more to see if I could find a good source, but had a hard time. I'll keep looking :).
    Cheers!
    xo

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  34. Oh my that photo is amazing as are you!! Congrats! It is so beautiful and I am glad you were included in that awesome book. I have to see if I can find it. Your painted rocks are a hoot. Did you make them? I must say I love your set-up-arty, funky and comfortable. Those mitts are adorable and I will check out that book. Thanks for sharing all of these lovely things!
    xo,
    Ang

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  35. Yay! Congratulations on your photo being selected for the Photographer's Forum. How exciting! The editors probably had a hard time deciding which of your photos to choose. Your work is breathtaking.

    Your mitt is gorgeous! The photos in the book show the picot edge you mentioned. I love Ysolda's patterns.

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  36. Gorgeous mitten and great photographs (as usual)!

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  37. What an amazing way to start the year. Great things happen to great people. Your photographs always speak to me. The mit is awesome and I hope your genius rubs off on me somehow lol.

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  38. 1. those are million dollar beautiful hands. those hands could use an agent :^)

    2. this looks like an incredibly intricate pattern. you make it all look so easy

    3. that is a million dollar photo. the action and the light together are magnificant. holy moley!!!

    4. who painted that rock? there is love painted in that rock.

    5. how is it that i have never heard of this book? will be be my reading teacher, lori? you read the best books. i want this one for sure!

    6. what else? oh. just that your mit and your photo and your hands and your books and your own precious self are pretty damn awesome!

    yours truly
    ms. kj

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  39. Very exciting, to have your photo published...it's a great one!

    Happy New Year Lori....wishing you a gentle 2012.

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  40. Love the mitt/s ... and well done with the published picture, how exciting!

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  41. Wow! You did a great job on your mitt!! What a honor to have your photo in a book.....

    ~~Renee

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  42. Oh, congratulations!!!! That is so awesome! The mitt is lovely too :)

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  43. beautiful mitten! I need to get that book. Most of all though I just love your little corner, that is what I REALLY want! And congratulations on being in that book, that's so great and the photo is totally deserving!

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  44. I LOVE your pictures, beautiful. That is one stunning mitt :)

    I'm adding your blog to my google reader :)

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  45. Just stopped by to say Hello and HNY and all that stuff.

    (big smile)

    Mim

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  46. Congratulations Lori. The photo is incredible! You are an artist my friend. Happy New Year Lori.

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  47. Hi Lori! Congrats on the photo - that is so COOL! Love the mittens, the pattern is so pretty. And I think that it is lovely that the rock house, and the rock lady helped out with your photography. ;) Happy New Year, my friend! xox

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  48. Your mitt is beautiful! I love the detail...so intricate and pretty! And your photos are amazing! Love perusing around your space. Thanks for visiting me and sending some comment love on my blog.
    Blessings,
    Kelli @ sustainingcreativity

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  49. One amazing photo - Congratulations! Your sweet knitting space is adorable as is your mitten...good luck on the next one!

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  50. Such sweet photos today, Lori! I love the mitten and the clever and pretty ways you have displayed it. And I am not at all surprised that one of your wonderful pictures is in the book! Hope you have a lovely weekend.
    Helen x

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  51. Congratulations Lori on having your fabulous photo published!
    Gorgeous post & I love the mitten design/colour. Your posts are a joy to read ♥
    Have a wonderful weekend.

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  52. Such a beautiful, lovingly-knit mitt :0

    a million of your photos should be in that book! yay for number one. it's a winnder for sure.

    I have to say I liked seeing my (your) little cabin painting in the shots. I'm so glad you love it and that your daughter covets it.

    There's a small gift coming your way. Nothing much. Just a little love and appreciation for being you.

    xo
    Lo♥

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  53. love ysolda patterns !!!!
    ive been looking at those mitts for awhile. gosh i wish i could get that book, what camera do you have? ( in the doctors office i mean...) we just splurged and bought our first dslr, its on its way !!!!! happy knitting friend . xo

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  54. emma, i don't know the person surfing, it would have been great though if it were one of my sons or husband!

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    i didn't paint the house or the granny. the house i found in an art gallery in pismo beach, and the granny at an arts and crafts fair!

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    angelina, how exciting! you'll love it. my dslr camera is a canon 60d. there's nothing wrong with the camera itself, its the outside casing thats coming off. it's not even a year old. i hope its fixed soon!

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    thank you so much everyone for such kind words. xxx

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  55. Wow, Congratulations, must be great to have one of your photographs in print

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xoxo lori