13 October 2011

Vogue Knitting Live Los Angeles and my first photograpy class!

Dear knitting fans - Vogue Knitting Live was a couple weekends ago in Los Angeles, and it was a lot of fun.

I got to spend some time with the Soak ladies, Jacqueline and Chris.  All of my running buddies - check this out - you need some of this stuff to wash your running clothes and all your unmentionables!

Check out the really fun Soak booth!

Here's a shot of all three of us in their booth:

I also got to see Anna Hrachovec at the show.  She designs and writes patterns for tiny mochi mochis!  She signed my new book Teeny-Tiny Mochimochi!  Here is her display and a photo of her making more tiny amazing things!

You might remember this chicken/egg toy I made from Anna's pattern

I also got to see Deborah Newton - knitting finisher extraordinaire at the show.  She signed my new book Finishing School, a master class for knitters.  The poster next to her shows the signature piece from the book.  It's a fabulous study on finishing knitted sweaters and scarves - with the emphasis on starting well to finish well!  She's adorable and remembered my name from the class I took with her in January!
I took two classes: Designing men's knitwear, and Photography for knitters. The designing class was taught by Josh Bennett of Boymeetspurl. You may remember that he designed this sweater that I made for my son last Christmas:
Vogue Knitting-Winter 2009/2010 by Josh Bennett

My other class was "Photography for Knitters" taught by Amy Swenson.  She's a knitwear designer and photographer who taught us the basics about taking great photos of our work.  We practiced a lot during the class.  It was really about how best to showcase items we've made for blogging, posting on the internet, or publishing.  Here are some of the photos I took and some photos of my work my new friend Chinda took of me.  I met some nice ladies and we're going to meet every couple of months and take photos together!

Knitted Cowl by Cathy Carron, Photography by Chinda Wongngamnit (Ravelry ID: Chinda), Knitting by ME!

Sculptured Lace Scarf by Kenny Chua, Knitting by me for my husband, and Photo by Chinda
Star Crossed Slouchy Beret by Natalie Larson, Photo and knitting by Chinda

Sexy Vesty by CanarySanctuary on Ravelry, Knitted and modeled by Chinda, Photo by me

I Spy Baby Quilt - pieced and quilted and photographed by me - more later on this one :)

Are my photos getting better?  Please let me know!



  1. Your work is amazing, so much talent AND energy. I love the pictures, keep up the good work. Dinner last night was divine, can't wait to get together again. Au revoir!

  2. You look so beautiful in that pic with the giant cowl... Lovely pics, all around. I would give an organ to learn how to knit and/or crochet like you. Cheers! xo amy


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