So the somewhat uncomfortable thing about my work life & hobby being so closely linked is wondering how much to talk about it on my personal blog without it sounding like advertising or something. Obviously I love the company I work for (and have before I even started working for them, pretty much since I became serious about knitting) but I don’t want to sound like a walking advert. Either you like KP or you think they are the “Big Bad” (which cracks me up, if those who think KP is a huge company, they should see our office). In any case, mostly I try to keep this nonwork related but I had some really awesome things to show.
So part of my job is doing photoshoots once a month. It’s really fun (correction, outdoor shoots are really fun, indoor shoots get mindnumbingly boring.) I’ve done a bunch of them since I started in this position – I obviously don’t do the photography, mainly I just help with the styling to make sure the knitted or crochet item looks good. We hire a model for a few hours for the main part, but when it comes to children, we use relatives of our employees.
Last time I had a sweater that didn’t fit any of our office kids, so I asked my sister if my niece would be able to do it. She was really excited, so they made the 2 hour drive up.
And seriously, my youngest niece was perfect.
And my older niece came along too, and I actually had some things that she could model as well, since she was even more excited about it.
I can’t get over how grown up she is getting – I mean, I was present at her birth, the only birth of my 4 nieces & nephews I actually got to witness.
One of my favorites shots was this one of them together, mainly because it was my idea for it.
I wish I had the other shots of this (there was one that was more active that I really liked), but this one is still really cute.
The nice thing is my sister got a disc of all the shots we took (usually between 25-40 of each item), though of course I forgot to get some copies after I gave it to her. Sigh.
Anyway, I just wanted to share some fun things from my job. Knitting wise, I’m working on the Greenfield Cardigan still. I’m hoping to finish it by my Seattle trip (yes, with CoffeeBoy, looks like it’s a sure thing he’ll be back here for good in a little over a week, fingers crossed). I had to take a break though – I’m on the sleeves and wow, sleeves are boring enough, but garter stitch in the round makes me want to stab my eyeballs. So I started a crochet hat. My favorite crochet designer is Linda Permann (not only talented, but a fantastic person to work with) so when she put her Blackberry Beret up, I immediately bought it and decided it would be a nice quick project to do. And it is! I finished it pretty quickly (even after 4 restarts, due to my own stupidity rather than the pattern) and I’ll have take some photos when it’s dry.
And maybe actually do another post here.