baby bubbles

May 21st, 2010 knitting, work

The last in my series of “professional photos of my professional knits.” This hat and sweater set I did for Knit Picks, to show off a classic KP pattern in a new yarn, the dyed and heathered colors of the Simply Cotton Sport. My favorite aspect of this project was probably the cute little “ears” detail on the hat. My least favorite aspect was definitely…

baby booties

May 19th, 2010 knitting, work

I think knitters universally agree that baby stuff is great to knit. It’s satisfyingly quick to knit and it’s just SO darn cute! An item’s adorableness exponentially increases as its size scale diminishes. Knitted grown up slippers? Pretty neat, OK. Knitted baby booties? OMG squee! This booties and hat set is a sample knitting project I did for Knit Picks back around New Year’s. I…

windansea

May 14th, 2010 crafts, knitting, work

One thing about all the knitting-for-hire I’ve been doing is that I can’t show the pictures of my work online for varying amounts of time after the project is due. For the projects I do for Knit Picks, I just have to wait until the next catalog cycle or website update when they launch their newest features. For some other publishers I’m working with, the…

sneak peeks

May 13th, 2010 social, spinning

I finished my spinning project, and here it is in its final glory! Actually, since it’s my creation, all I can see are its flaws, but I’m pretty sure it looks like a bloggable skein of handspun to the rest of you. It’s my first skein after a long spinning hiatus, so some inconsistency is of course forgivable. And then there’s the fact that part…

truly trivial

May 10th, 2010 knitting

I hope these photos of the finished Catenary shawl give you the impression of just how much I like it! As you can probably guess, I love wearing red. Well, I also love wearing Wollmeise, I love living in a place where the temperate-yet-changeable weather gives lots of opportunities for accessorizing with scarves, and I love that my latest project matches our new car! Ever…