Ivy-Mae is the daughter of friends of ours, and we've quickly learnt that she's a natural in front of the camera! She's *adorable*.
Aerial is my latest Hat design, and is currently available from Craftsy as an exclusive kit. I've agreed exclusivity of 3 months with them, and then in the autumn you'll be able to buy the pattern from this website too (and Ravelry!)
Aerial is a cute little aviator style Hat, designed specifically for variegated hand-dyed yarns. The structure allows the colours to reveal themselves, and the subtle stitch detail works with the colours, rather than against.
Isn't Ivy-Mae a natural? When we took these photos it was the first time we'd worked together. Often working with a child other than your own can be tricky, and thankfully she thoroughly enjoyed herself (having Aran and Mum around helped muchly). We've since had another shoot for another project and that turned out to be one of the best photoshoots ever, and was an awful lot of fun. More on that later, but here's a quick shot of Aran and Ivy-Mae yesterday - I gotta say, I love this shot!
Before I go, Tom made a little video to show off the Aerial pattern. It was the first time he'd used graphics like this, and naturally it points to Craftsy as that's where the pattern is available right now. We rather like the little snippet, the personality, and the different views of the Hat. We've tried to take a few more videos with other new releases planned wherever possible, as we think it offers a whole other perspective that photos can't show. Thoughts? (besides Ivy-Mae being too cute!)
There's rather a lot going on here work-wise, and it's all very very good. Woolly is a happy Woolly right now :)