Thursday, June 17, 2010

Winter in Summer

I just finished knitting my design for Vogue Knitting's Holiday issue. I'm so in love with it. I love that it's just so darn wearable. I know with every idea that pops into my head, it's hard to really know how it's going to turn out. From the sketch, to the swatches, to working out the pattern, to the final product... there are a lot of variables.

And the one thing you don't have much control over when working with a big magazine like VK is the yarn. They choose it for you. And I love that it forces me to work outside of my comfort zone. And that's an important part of growing and learning - working outside of that comfort zone.

So you'll see with this next design that I was dragged kicking and screaming into the wide world of color. They choose a very festive red. For the past month, it's been the one splash of color in my sea of beige and gray. And, I'm going to miss it.

Here's a very small sneak peek:

And now, back to the drawing board for Spring... any thoughts?


margaret in manhattan said...

congrats for leaving your comfort zone - it's about time!!

for Spring - hmmmm ... something blue? I see that as the "hot" color for the next season - not just me, but a lot of people who are pros in that area ... ;o)

WhitMc said...

I can't believe you have just finished your second VK design! I can't wait to see the full product and I love the color.

Linda V. said...

Congrats Michele! Looks intriguing--I'm a big fan of seed stitch. And re color, I'm seeing you in rainbow tie-die from now on. ;)