In Bloom is our newest (gorgeous) spring collection, and I’m so thrilled that I get to talk a little more about it! There are fifteen light-weight projects ranging from the pretty little Flora Headscarf in Palette Bluebell to the super detailed lace weight Juliet Cardigan. There’s something for everyone in this collection and it will definitely be my go-to as I prep for warmer weather and clearer skies.
We spent the day in the wonderful main greenhouse at Cistus Nursery. I can’t say enough about how gorgeous it is out there. The nursery is situated on Sauvie Island – a little rural paradise just outside of downtown Portland and is full of some incredible plants. All this lush greenery provided the perfect backdrop for these spring knits (like the Cambria Cardigan) even though we had to photograph this collection on a super chilly, dreary December day.
The chilly temperature definitely started seeping into our bones by the end of the day and Amy, our photographer, wound up wearing more knits as the shoot progressed. Between shots we hustled the models back into their down jackets for a mini break as we reviewed the photos and scouted out the next shot.
Oh, and found some sweet kitties to pet! This guy was all about the bin of knit samples, he was pretty sure that the shoot was really all about his handsome self.
There were several times when the light was streaming in just so, the knit draped perfectly and we got the PERFECT shot like with the Water Lily Stole. Those moments definitely make my heart sing!
Anna was able to take the camera while we were between models and do a bunch of ambiance shots that feature prominently in the book. I love this stand of twisty bamboo!
What has caught your eye? Have you been making trips to your local plant nursery lately? Portland is finally blooming and climbing steadily into more mild temperatures, perfect timing for lighter knits. What projects are on your needles?