Thursday, October 22, 2009

Meet Julia!

So after posting about Rhinebeck and the fact that I went with my friend Julia, it seemed a little sad that there were no photos of her! So I'm making up for it with a Julia focused post!

Julia is going to be modeling some knitwear for me and we had a test run photoshoot at her house yesterday so I thought I'd share a few of the many gorgeous photos of her.


Here she is sporting what was my Rhinebeck garment......(a new design).....hooded cardi, with no name yet. She's going to be test knitting this one along with Christy.
This prototype is in Malabrigo, which I do love, but pills so badly.....so the sample will be in something else.



.....and this is the new shawl design, pattern being written right now, also being test knit by Julia (what a great friend she is)!

...I also took a lot of photos of Julia's own finished projects so she can improve her Ravelry page....here is her stunning Counterpane Carpet bag....made from her own handspun and also dyed by her! She needs some more friends on Rav so go and check her out!
I'm so happy that I get to live near this lovely person again, she's really the one responsible for getting me into this whole knitting/designing lark in the first place!




34 comments:

Kirsten said...

Julia makes a lovely model!
Both of those new designs are beauties!

Heather said...

Love that new cardi design! Nice work, looking forward to the pattern!

Elizabeth said...

Beautiful!

anmiryam said...

Great modeling job and great new designs!

Connie said...

Julia is a lovely model for your knits. Your Mal sweater is gorgeous, but yeah, I can see a bit of pilling already in the second photo where the sun is shining on it. I'm sure the new sample will be great!

And is that the Moch Cardi I see Julia sporting underneath your new shawl design? :)

Anonymous said...

Lovely designs! Julia (my daughter's name too)is indeed a lovely model and her hair is fantastic!

Christy said...

Your friend is stunning and so is that sweater. Soooo excited to knit it. I know I said this on flickr, but I love it even more after seeing these detailed shots.

Sigrun said...

Lovely designs. I'm glad you linked to Julia's ravelry site. I'm envious about the test knitting.

ladybug-zen said...

beautiful

emeline said...

I love this jacket VERY much !
Do you know when the pattern will be available?

GURO said...

Julia is beautiful! And I can't wait to see more of that cardi and search the stash for suitable yarn!

xana said...

Lovely designs. Julia is beautiful.

The Litter Box House said...

Oh how I love that new cardi. I'm sure it will be the first Gudrun pattern that I will knit! I'm quite excited about it...

Selkie on Ravelry

Amelia said...

Hello, there! I remember seeing both of you at Webs earlier this month, and again at Rhinebeck. And here you are on the Intertubes. I will definitely say hi the next time I run into you guys!

Thea said...

I did saw you and Julia at Rhinebeck with that sweater and her beautiful purple Moch,(you were even in our hotel at breakfast!) -- but I was too shy to blurt out more than a quick "love your designs" and run away.

Even though I was wondering about the lovely hoodie...Next year, I'm definitely saying hi without running away!

Laura said...

These are beautiful photos! Love your new design as well.

Ani said...

The designs and Julia are all lovely, lovely, lovely.

Marissa said...

What a beautiful woman- LOVE her hair! That cardi looks made for her. I'm looking forward to that pattern!!

Kathy said...

Those designs are gorgeous!

Kathy said...

Here's a picture of Julia -- http://scrubberbum.typepad.com/moth_heaven/2009/10/faces-seen-at-rhinebeck.html

Journeying Five said...

great pictures of your knits and your friend!

Lise said...

Love the hooded cardi! Looking forward to the pattern.

Lolly said...

Love the photos, new projects, and the bag! Great bag.

Linda said...

What a lovely jacket, and photos!

whitknits said...

Julia is lovely, and so is are the new designs! Can't wait to see more of them.

Hilary said...

She's gorgeous! Whether it be yourself, your kids, or your friends, you always pick the perfect models for your knits!

And her Counterpane Carpet Bag...WHOA.

Rachel said...

Wow--a beautiful model and some beautiful new designs! I'm taken with that cardigan hoodie and can't wait for the pattern!

Melly Testa said...

I love the hooded cardi. Can't wait till it is released. I would love to knit it.

At Home Mommy Knits said...

I love the cardi! Just beautiful.

Alexis said...

Love the new sweater!!! Can't wait to knit it. Julia makes a great model!

fort nest said...

i love that hoodie!! and what a beautiful model, too.

Just call me Ruby said...

Can't believe I hadn't commented on these gorgeous designs. They are fabulous and I think Julia is a wonderful model - could you bring her to Scotland in your suitcase so I can photograph her?

mel said...

Wow, what a wonderful friend as well as lovely model!! That hooded cardi is such a GREAT design - so classic and wearable. Congratulations Gudrun, what awesome work you're doing!

raining sheep said...

I absolutely love that hoodie. It looks so cozy and warm...something I could use here right now.