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[11 Jan 2010 | 3 Comments | 3,285 views]
fiber camping

Now with less camping.
The Boston Common Cod Fiber Guild put on a conference of sorts this weekend. Technically an un-conference, which means that the participants are also the session leaders. Pretty cool way to do it. Bascially, if you wanted to see something, you posted it on the wiki. If you were willing to teach or lead a panel, you posted it on the wiki. Once there was interest shown, a schedule was made up and off we went.
The weekend was kicked off with a presentation from Julia of Twist …

Headline, knitting, stash, this & that »

[6 Jan 2010 | 5 Comments | 2,890 views]

Before starting a project, there’s usually a swatch. A lovely piece of knitting that gets washed once (if it’s lucky) and then gets fondled and measured and then tossed aside when the real knitting begins. It always seems such a shame to have these wee squares of different sizes just laying about.
While doing a stash toss this weekend, I found a bag of gauge swatches from some of my earlier projects (some pre-blog even.) I snipped off the labels I’d so carefully attached and sewed them together on the sewing …

FOs, Headline, knitting, quilting, this & that »

[30 Dec 2009 | 4 Comments | 3,160 views]
2009 round up

It feels like I didn’t really get that much knit in 2009 and that’s partly true. I didn’t really have much personal knitting or sewing time and if I’m honest, I didn’t feel much like knitting for the middle half of the year. My mojo has come back in full swing though and if my plans for 2010 work out the way I’m thinking, I’ll get a tonne done and I’ll be able to share all the secret projects too come Q3.
Let’s recap and nutshell this past year’s projects, shall …

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[21 Dec 2009 | 4 Comments | 2,597 views]
who can turn the world on with her smile

If you’ve seen the new Twist Collective that went up mid-November, then you might have noticed one of the secret projects I’ve been working on. I was honoured to do the photography for the Faneuil Hall editorial in this latest issue. (My first professional shoot where I was the photographer!)
I really love what Twist Collective is doing with their releases. I think that they’ve made some great choices for styling and presentation. Having worked behind the scenes, I can assure you that none of the sweaters are pinned or taped …

eye candy friday, Headline, knitting, photography stuff »

[18 Dec 2009 | 5 Comments | 2,947 views]
eye candy friday, fiddleheads in progress edition

I was one of the lucky first few to snag one of Adrian’s Fiddlehead kits two years ago. Since then it’s been sitting in my stash, still in the box. Every now and then I’d open it, pet it, loving fold the tissue back over it and put it away.

There was a mini-run on Fiddlehead WIPs on flickr over the weekend so I jumped in, wound it up and cast on. I’m into the third colour on the first mitten now.

FOs, Headline, knitting, scarves »

[14 Dec 2009 | 6 Comments | 2,939 views]
delicate lil’ thing

A few weeks ago I taggged along on a business trip to LA while The Husband was speaking at UCLA.  While I was packing the night before we left, I realized in horror that I had nothing on the needles to take along to knit. Well, I DO have a pair of socks, but ugh, they are not singing to me. I scrounged around in the stash and dug up some Sereknity Sock Options Good Harbor in the colourway Winter of my Discontent. I’d bought this yarn at SPA last …

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[7 Dec 2009 | 10 Comments | 5,626 views]
EZ, I do love you

I’ve knit a fair few sweaters for myself, but I was still searching for that perfect sweater.  The Husband got his on the first try, lucky duck, but I still hadn’t found that sweater I reached for when the temps dropped.  Actually, I do have one I reach for, but it’s cotton from Old Navy and isn’t going to last more than a few months, plus it isn’t…you know…wool. And I didn’t make it. So the quest for my go-to sweater continued. At the end of last winter, I got …

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[30 Nov 2009 | 6 Comments | 2,451 views]
Rhinebeck, finally

The best thing about being behind in blogging Rhinebeck is that y’all are already over your 2009 Rhinebeck post ennui. Everything old is new again, or something like that.
This year Pam (Flint Knits) flew out to Boston and along with Danielle (aswiminknits) we carpooled up to Kingston on Friday to meet up with the crew. Drinks, shenanigans and redonk amounts of laughter, THIS is what the New York Sheep and Wool festival is really about. Sure, the yarn shopping is great. Sure, spotting handknits in the wild is great. Sure, …

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[25 Nov 2009 | 6 Comments | 4,911 views]

At the very last minute before Rhinebeck this year, I decided to knit a Rhinebeck sweater. For those that aren’t familiar with the tradition, basically you knit a sweater to debut at the New York Sheep and Wool festival. In true Caro procrastination fashion, I ordered my yarn 10 days before Rhinebeck. Crazypants, right? Then when the yarn didn’t ship right away,  I panicked for a minute and then just zipped over to my LYS to grab two skeins of Cascade Eco wool to cast on right that second (exactly  …

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[8 Oct 2009 | 7 Comments | 4,860 views]
toque toque toque!

Can I just say how exciting it is to knit and finish something that isn’t secret knitting? It seems the whole of my time the last few months has all been secret knitting. (It seems like that because it HAS been all hush hush stuff.) Finally though, an FO I can show.
I give you Piper from the Fall 2009 Twist Collective.
I probably could have knocked this out in an afternoon, but after so much deadline knitting the last few months, I decide to really take my time with it and …