We had an impromptu photoshoot yesterday when my daughter showed up with four gorgeous friends.

At “magic hour” my husband zipped the girls, my friend Jane and Sophie’s boyfriend across the bay to an island bathed in summer light. While the men hunted and gathered, the girls set up our kitchen, wearing various newly designed knitted objects, while I took photographs and Jane recorded the shoot on her cell phone. I got some keepers, and Jane captured the cute picture above.

The girls, hailing from Nashville, Montreal, Hungary and Australia, had a glorious time, the first visit to a Maine Island for 3 of them.

We feasted on steamers, our in –a pinch specialty–clam rake chicken, roasted potatoes, beets and turnips, and a salad from Sophie’s garden, with raspberry pie for dessert.

When it was time to leave we discovered our boat aground due to our having too much fun plus an exceptionally low tide.

No fear! Thigh deep in water after much struggle, we 7 women pushed it off!

Happy summer day!

I’ll be teaching “Style Your Knits for Photography” this fall at Fiber College in nearby Searsport, a fantastically beautiful location right on the water.

I’m also teaching a Fair Isle Sock class, pictures of the sock designed especially for this class coming soon!

More details on my “Classes” page.