Friday, September 25, 2009


What a week!
On Thursday I was still sort of hung over from what happened on Wednesday. Which I got to spend with my friend Abi and her family and a whole crew of professionals from Berroco who were there to do a photoshoot for an upcoming pattern book. As soon as I walked in they made me (in a nice way) swear and cross my heart that I would not publish any photos with any of the model garments in them before the official release of the pattern book in January, so unfortunately you will not get to see very many of the 175 pictures I took that day. Some may have been of chickens and changing leaves, which was my way of pinching myself. I could not believe what I was witnessing - it was so cool.

Here's Abi getting her hair done by Cheyenne, the stylist.

Here's our beloved Norah Gaughan, who supervised the whole shoot. Thank you Norah for letting me take your picture.

Cirilia Rose designed the line of sweaters. Watch out for her - a major talent at Berroco! Also one of THE nicest people on this planet. I just love her. Here she is discussing ....I'm so sorry I was busy with the pictures I didn't get what she and Norah were saying....

Don't you love the setting??

I am sure I will be able to show you more pictures once I've sifted through them all.


To switch gears on you, here's a fingerless mitt I made last night, a pattern from the Fall 2009 issue of Knitscene magazine, Lace Twist Mitt. I used Periwinkle Sheep watercolors superwash merino worsted. My favorite worsted weight yarn, if I may say so myself.

Poor mitt, I wonder if it will ever get a mate. I followed the pattern exactly, but for future pairs would make a couple of changes, such as decrease more stitches than indicated at the top. I think it flares a bit too much. Also I needed more stitches for the thumb. However I really like the stitch pattern and will definitely make more of these!

And here comes the point of shameless self-promotion: I just listed these four colors on etsy. Just in case you would like to try a skein yourself. If you need several for a bigger project, please just contact me.

Periwinkle Sheep watercolors superwash merino worsted
in Juniper, Sweet Plum, Suede, and Caramel.
And if you're not tired of reading yet, please remember I will be in the
  • Sliver Moon booth this Saturday and Sunday, at the Southern Adirondack Fiber Festival (Washington County Fairgrounds)
  • Dyenamics Yarn booth at the Vermont Sheep and Woolfest on October 3 and 4, in Tunbridge, VT
  • Sliver Moon booth at Rhinebeck, the New York State Sheep and Woolfest, October 17 and 18.

There will be lots and lots of hand dyed goodness.

Have a great weekend!


  1. How cool is all that! Congratulations! And you know I like your heathery dye effects very very much.

  2. Oh my, that's maybe one of my favorite portraits ever, no one ever catches me mid-quip like that! Thanks for posting, it's always such a whirlwind, it's nice to have behind the scenes memories.

    And thanks so much for your kind words! I felt like I was being incredibly rude all day, we have to be so in the zone to make sure everything gets done before 5! And (last thank you) thank you for the lovely skein of Paprika merino! What a delicious color, I hope I get to knit it up soon. See you at Rhinebeck!

  3. The mitt is so pretty. I hope it will find its mate!

  4. So lucky to be a part of must have been tons of fun.

    LOVE the mitt, especially the color (it's "my", love, love the plums)!

  5. What a cool day! Some great shots of all the day's super models... except you. ;) I did see a pic on Abi's site. I really like your mittens, but they do look a bit bulky at the top... can't you just rip back and start decreasing sooner?

  6. Karin, I love your beautiful colors and I am so happy that you have moved to "the other side." I am so proud of you.

  7. wow - what a wonderful day. I'd love to breathe the same air as Norah G!


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