say cheese

Apr 5th, 2010 knitting, other, work

Here’s another commission knitting project, where I got fabulous professional images back to show for it. You might recall that I knitted the Master Charles hat out of O-wool Classic back in December for Tot Toppers to show as a model. My photos were OK, although those styrofoam head shots always seem a little creepy. But didn’t the Tot Toppers photographer do an excellent job…

shiatsu shocks

Apr 1st, 2010 knitting, work

While all the knitting-for-hire I’ve been doing recently is pretty bad for producing blog-able content, I really love the professional photoshoots I ultimately get to see upon their completion. Back in November I knitted the Shiatsu Socks from Knitted Socks East and West, to be featured in the latest Knit Picks catalog. Normally I think I do a pretty good job at photographing my knits,…

cat on my stuff

Mar 29th, 2010 other, pets

Londie, come on. I know that I put my dpn roll down on “your” spot on the bed, but seriously. That can NOT be comfortable.

monster mash

Jan 19th, 2010 knitting

Generally, originality is something that’s valued in the craft world… to make a totally new, “you”, project and have it come out fabulous. Sometimes though, a project is so undeniably awesome that it inspires copycats– same yarn, same pattern, same great results– something you just “have to have” when you see someone else has made something incredible. That’s what happened to me when I saw…

zombie BBQ

Jan 12th, 2010 knitting

Now here’s a project I wish I’d taken “before” pictures of, although I do believe the finished pictures speak for themselves. I knitted some special skeins of Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock in “Zombie BBQ” into these flamin’ hot socks for a friend of mine. The reason I should have taken photos earlier in the process is that I cast-on and tried four different needle/stitch number/pattern…