How could I possibly describe how excited I am? “Very” would be an understatement. “Extremely”, doesn’t quite cut it either. Something more like “titanically” or “colossally” seems more apropos. Okay, so I’m gargantuanly excited about Knitscene Magazine’s winter 2011 issue which profiles YOURS TRULY and features a 4 piece collection of my original designs! I’m still not sure that “gargantuan” aptly captures this, but oh well.
So the whole thing started about 9 months ago when I got an email from Lisa Shroyer, Knitscene’s editor, asking if maybe, possibly, would i perhaps be interested in such a thing. I remember reading this several times thinking, is this email really for me? Is this a prank orchestrated by international association of jerk-faces? I quickly replied YES, before she had a chance to change her mind!
I think I squealed, I know I danced, and though it was a long time ago, I’m pretty sure I made jazz hands.
I immediately began designing. Here are some of the drawings I sent for my proposals:
I remember being so excited when I sent-in my proposals. I knew it would be a big job with a tight deadline, but I’m nothing if not enthusiastic and ambitious! It is with equal enthusiasm that I share these designs with you now! The Canyon Mitts, The Zelda Cloche, The Vera Cardigan, and The Nora Sweater Dress.
With all those stripes, flattering design details, and contrasting color choices, I feel that this collection really captures my design aesthetic. I’m so proud of each piece!
I’ll be doing a blog post for each of the designs over the next week. Stay tuned for my design inspiration, and extra photos of each design. I’d love to hear what you all think, so please leave a comment in the section below!