My First Pattern Release of 2013….

Espresso Shawl at Piper's Lagoon!

Espresso Shawl at Piper’s Lagoon!

……Espresso Shawl, Was Actually knit in 2011.  It was a sample from the Shetland Lace Retreat that I never quite got to writing out as a pattern at the time.  There is still another pattern or two to write from the same retreat.  Time….. there never seems to be enough!  Ideas…… always too many!

Photo shoot day at Piper's Lagoon - the waves were booming as they hit the shoreline.

Photo shoot day at Piper’s Lagoon – the waves were booming as they hit the shoreline.

I have been working on the pattern, off and on, for the last two years.  I really sat down in the last couple of months and persevered.  I love the yarn, the pattern and the shawl, but I was having issues with the pictures; they were the real stumbling block.

Now you can see the pattern.

Now you can see the pattern.

I could not find a picture that I thought did the shawl justice.  Some were too dark, the details did not show; some were too artsy, great photos, but not of the shawl; the colour of the yarn and the drape did not come through; I wanted something more; nothing in the pictures I had taken so far – three different photo sessions!  Gave me the results I wanted.

After finishing off the pattern – and including pictures from all three sessions – I decided that maybe I was being too picky.  Several others confirmed that particular observation; friends are great barometers – they always level things out!

Happy Knitting


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About letissierdesigns

March 2017 - My new site is now up and functioning. I can blog, share my thoughts and photographs, and sell my patterns! So much happening in my life and all is creative and forward moving! Thanks for taking the time to stop by. Sept 2015 - I haven't updated this in a while! Still knitting, always knitting, I still teach and work at Mad About Ewe Fine Yarns. I also have designed for Vogue Knitting, Koigu Magazine, Zealana, Jimmie Beans, and Malabrigo, As of the beginning of 2015 I also became creative director of the Buffalo Wool Co., a new job that just flows along with what I already do. I am a knitting teacher and knitwear designer. I work full time in my LYS, Mad About Ewe Fine Yarns. I recently was 1st runner up in a Vogue Knitting Design Competition called the Magic of Mohair. My design was featured in the Early Fall 2011 Vogue Knitting. I will have another design in the Vogue Knitting Winter 2011 edition. I have recently purchased a Canon Rebel Camera and have started taking way too many pictures. I love this site for sharing my thoughts and pictures. Life is good!
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One Response to My First Pattern Release of 2013….

  1. Pingback: Espresso Shawl by Lynette Meek - SweetGeorgia Yarns

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