An evening with BrooklynTweed

Jared Flood (BrooklynTweed) is in town. He’s teaching classes at Knit/Purl this weekend. The classes filled very quickly, so they added a lecture/slide show. Beautiful photography! But I knew that already from his blog. Jared spoke about his inspiration, photography, designs, new designs. He gave some hints on photographing knits, and had a generously lengthy Q&A time after the slide show. There were a few sneak peeks of things that are coming soon, such as an amazing pair of Aran gloves that will be in the next VK. These are stunning, so texturally complex, I really want to make them. And I’ve never knit gloves! He’s also working on a book for Classic Elite due out this fall. Based on just a few pictures, this book is going on my wish list.

I did have to take a picture with my current project, just to show that I was there. But no flash (didn’t want to startle), so it’s not a great picture. More like a kinnearing, but it wasn’t my cell phone!

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Yes, the project is one more Pippi. I’m knitting a sample for Twisted; they’re carrying paper copies of the pattern. This time I’m using Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran, and it’s really soft. The yarn has a bit of a shine to it, too. Really lovely stuff.

The other thing that I’m really enjoying is my new Lantern Moon ebony 16 inch circulars. I love how smooth they are. These have fairly short needle tips; they are shorter than the tips on my bamboo circulars. I’ve come to find that this helps them fit well in my hand, and the cable curves nicely under the palm. They’re not too short at all. And I love the way they sound. Bliss! I’m almost done with Pippi, and then I can use these needles to finally knit Athena for myself. I’m looking forward to it!

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15 responses to “An evening with BrooklynTweed

  1. I am such a knitting novice I have never heard of Jared Flood, shhh don’t tell on me. I don’t want anyone else to know, LOL

  2. Ohhhh….lucky you!!! I would’ve loved to have heard his lecture…I didn’t realize a lecture was added. Fooey.

  3. How fun! He’s an amazing knitter and his photography…..I just love when he puts 30 pictures of one project on his blog…they are all works of art!

  4. Would love to find out his tips for photographing. It’s my biggest challenge. Trying to get good daylight, trying to get good overhead light so the flash isn’t used if it’s dark or raining or both.

  5. I’m so jealous and want to hear more! A book too! I can’t wait to look at that.

  6. Lucky, lucky you! I’ll bet the presentation was fantastic. I guess I’ll just have to live vicariously through his blog…

  7. That would have been an awesome thing to sit in on. You’re lucky!

  8. Wow – lucky you! I’d love to go hear him talk – his patterns are all amazing.

  9. I’ve never knit gloves before either, but my son keep asking for a pair so I should probably give it a go at some point. I find the thought of all those fingers kind of intimidating, though! LOL

    Love the colors of the new Pippi, and so kewl about getting to see Jared Flood! I do love his designs.

  10. No fair! I wish I could’ve gone. His patterns are pictures are BEAUTIFUL! I love the colors you’re using for Pippi. Absolutely lovely.

  11. I didn’t know Jared was coming out with a book. I love his designs (not to mention his Photography). I can’t wait for it to come out!

    P.S. I’m completely jealous you got to take one of his classes. ;-)

  12. What a fun evening!

    Can’t wait to see the new Pipi.

  13. Wow, a date with Jared! Sounds like an awesome way to spend an evening. :-)

  14. So jealous, I love his photographs and his knitting.

  15. Ooh, I love him! Tips from him on photographing knitting would be like little grains of gold dust!