It all started after I finished my Magdalin hat, and I wanted a cowl to match. The gorgeous grey Madelinetosh yarn had been a birthday gift from my brother and sister-in-law, who generously gave me two skeins—which meant I had one left over to experiment with. This was the result, combined with a beautiful handpainted yarn that I had bought on a whim from Woolbearers, the kind of yarn that was so lovely, it jumped right into my bag.
I was so happy with it that I decided to submit it to Knitty in the beginning of March—hence my hunt for a headshot—and in the best way possible, forgot all about it. Until I got a lovely e-mail saying they had accepted the pattern! I yelled so loud the dog started barking in a panic, thinking I was hurt somehow.
The model is my friend and fellow 4-H leader Tahara, one of whose best qualities (among many) is that when I say, "can you meet me this afternoon to model a knitted scarf?", she says, "where and what time?" and shows up looking gorgeous without any makeup on. Really, she defies belief. We pulled off the shoot at a park halfway between our respective houses, in about thirty minutes, because we both needed to get home to our kids. Priorities!
I cannot wait to see what other people do with the pattern. The possibilities are endless.