December 23, 2012

December 14, 2012

bonne fete

Today's my birthday, so in my tradition of doing something here on this day...everything in my shop is 40% off with the coupon code BIRTHDAY2012! Yay for treating yourself to new yarn and fibre now that you're totally done all your other holiday shopping, the house is organized, the baking done, etc. haha.

Well, you deserve it anyway.

Happy Friday!

December 4, 2012

whirlpool thinking process

The idea for my Whirlpool vest started almost a year ago as a collection of  vaguely related sketches in my notebook

Then I charted and knit this swatch with a certain idea...

...but decided I wanted something that was less linear, more interlocking, but still vaguely circular. Which led to this:

and this:

because I thought, at first, I would make a dk-weight stranded cardigan:

and got this far. It has quite a thick fabric and might work well as an outdoor (or hockey-watching in cold arenas) jacket, but I began to think a smaller, lighter-weight sweater would be something I would wear most often, so it morphed into a vest.

When Twist released their gorgeous mood board for the Winter issue it included several images of naturally-occurring repetitive elements that reminded me of this project so I decided to try my luck and submit it. I'm so happy they liked it, too.

photo by Carrie Bostick Hoge  for Twist Collective