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!