Hannah opened a sweet little online shop where she is selling kits of her patterns. They come in these darling little bags that she made. I have one skein of malabrigo lace in black...if I can get my hands on another, I'd love to knit her new Whispy card. Perfect to wear over a sun dress on a breezy summer evening.
Last Summer/Fall, Jared Flood rounded up a group up designers, including myself, to collaborate on creating a garment inspired by the Exquisite Corpse process. I don't think any of us had ever embarked on a project quite like this, and I can't speak for everyone, but it sure felt freeing to work as we wished, with no pattern to be written in the end. My two sections to knit were the Right Back and one of the Left Sleeve. It was a really fun challenge—even to figure out what was what when I first took the partially knit piece out of the box! The combination of textures that came together are fascinating and unique.
The garment has recently been publish in Esopus Magazine. You can read more on Jared's blog.
Top photo: by Jared Flood
Garment Model: the lovely Cookie A
For the past several months I have been busy working on the development of a new yarn company, Quince & Co. Owners Pam Allen and Bob Rice (from Spurwink Cordage) have joined forces in creating a debut line of yarn spun mostly from American wool. To kick things off we have 4 different weights, each come in a beautiful range of 37 colors. Truly amazing, right?
Well, this past weekend was the photo shoot for our first collection. I'm still recovering from all the sun, fun, and hard work. Pam, Bob, Cecily, our beautiful model Lydia, and myself all trekked out to Crescent Beach for some delicious Maine coast and woods. You can't dream up a more lovely location! I was a little nervous being the photographer—no wait—scratch that. I was insanely nervous being the photographer for this shoot, but as soon as the first shutter of my camera released, the anxiety melted away. I wish I could post some photos, but I don't want to spoil our website launch. We're working away on pattern writing, yarn photography, and all the tiny logistics of operating an online business. Oh yeah, we'll be mostly online to start. However, if you're lucky enough to live in (or visit) the Portland area, KnitWit will also carry the full line.