Some Studio Pics
Knit Collage HQ is currently the basement of the house I grew up in. That has it's ups and downs (being in suburban Philly isn't exactly awesome!) but I love all the quiet, light and space I have to splay out all my trinkets when I feel like making something. This morning, I am working on a doile belt and a shell necklace, just because I need a break from all the numbers I've been crunching this week. Take a look into the office space below and see why I love it here!
Prayer flags my sister and I knit up for the last tradeshow we went to.
Doile belt I'm working on...
I have a lot of beads.....
And ribbons and crochet doiles and beading needles!
My favorite lamp, from a thrift store in Syracuse, NY. Why don't they make stuff like this anymore?!
A detail shot of our new Buttercup Glow yarn knit up into a prayer flag triangle.
Rejected skeins of yarn (for one reason or another these aren't up to par with our quality standards) I still use them for my projects.
I have a large collection of vintage suitcases from thriftstores!
Table I collaged back in high school.
view from the top!
A Green Guide to Country Crafts
We are all so excited to share a new craft book with you! The book, titled A Green Guide to Country Crafts by Nicola Gouldsmith and Jacqueline Mann was just released in the UK. The book features a whooping 35 projects! One of the projects features our yarn, a sweet basket made out of Kinari Bazar. Any of our Gypsy Garden yarns would work for this! Take a peak at the gorgeous book cover and finished project below.
A little pic of our Cherry Blossom yarn on the book's spine! So cute.
Their yarn bowl finished project out of our Kinari Bazar, for details on the whole project you'll have to get the book! Available to order on Amazon here: http://www.amazon.com/Green-Guide-Country-Crafts/dp/1907563172 or on the Half Penny Home website here: http://www.halfpennyhome.co.uk/
Knitting a Pixie Dust Rainbow
Craziness as usual from Knit Collage headquarters! We're busy preping for our next tradeshow in Cologne, Germany in April. Booking flights and ordering fixtures for our booth. It's bigger than what we're used to at other shows so a little bit intimidating, not sure how we're going to fill all of that space yet! I've also planned another trip to India for the 2nd week of March to check in on the spinners and see how progress is going. We have more wheels and fiber on order so hopefully everything will be moving along smoothly! Stay tuned for pics of that. On another note, I've been working on a gradient idea for the Pixie Dust yarn. I love how the colors merge together subtly when knit together in gradient rows. A cozy winter sweater knit up in this colorway would be perfect for the freezing east coast weather we're having right now!
Pixie colors from the end, Pomegranate Blossom, Mango Glitter, Honey Tea, Lemon Meringue and in the center, Snowflake. Yum!
I knit 4 rows for each color.