This is my friend Megan. She is a photographer. Long time readers might remember the Dunkin' Donuts mitten I made for her a winter ago. She's working.
This is Megan photographing a lovely piece of knitting in my stair hall. The knitting in question is the pretty red sleeveless party top on the model that Leslie Scanlon (in the back there, wearing the white cami) designed out of Tilli Tomas hand-dyed silk (I don't know the name of the yarn in particular, sorry).
Megan and Leslie drop in on me sometimes to do stuff like this. In fact, it was Leslie who brought Pam Allen by a few years ago in the middle of a blizzard, just to look at the wallpaper, which Pam liked a lot, and used as a background in a number of shoots during her final two years at Interweave. If you look at Lace Style? About half of that is shot (not by Megan) in my parlor, in the garden, and on the front stoop. I got to hold Evelyn Clark's lace anklets in my very own hands. All thanks to Leslie.
I used to be in the knitting group Leslie ran until she
went Hollywood on us started getting published in Interweave, and designing for Blue Sky Alpaca. Sometimes she has time for tea, but mostly she doesn't. Having to make a living as a knitwear designer is not as fun as it might sound. But sometimes, like when you get to shoot your new design yourself, it actually is a bit fun, especially if you have to root through your friends' closets for accessories and long forgotten party handbags.
You'll have to wait for the winter Vogue, Leslie thinks, to see the ad for the pattern.