Thursday, December 24, 2015

Will Hearts Westknits


Will in shawl


I have knitted the Vertices Unite shawl about 4 times now.  I love the different panels and how you can play with colour, shape and line.  It's almost like making a collage in a knit!

My friend Will is quite the fan of Stephen West.  He adores his style and flamboyant ways.  After Will was chief cat sitter for us while we were away, I felt that the best thank you was to knit Will his own Westknits shawl to love forever.

Will in shawl


I requested some colour options from Will, trying to collect a grouping of his favourite colours.  I then dug around my stash and came up with some selections that worked together.  Will was big on blue, red and silver.  I felt that the blue and red together seemed a bit 'American Flag' like, so I changed it up to a lovely orange that makes the blue pop and also suits Will's complexion.

Fantastic (and very big!) exhibition launch on Saturday! Love that our graphic design whiz @wainger is styling hard in his @westknits #verticesunite shawl and naturally I'm rocking @marimekkoglobal ... Love your work Will! ❤️


I'm so excited to see Will wearing the shawl so much.  It's a great feeling when others love something that you've spent so much time making by hand.  Thanks to Will for this amazing 'westknitesque' photo shoot too.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

M.I.A


Ouch


Yes, I have been missing in action.  I haven't updated my blog for AGES!!!!  Apologies readers. What have I been up to? Well I've been busy in my day job, knitting and weaving but I've also managed to get tendonitis in my hand... yep, ouchers!  So I'm off knitting and weaving at the moment, which is driving me a little crazy.

So I might be M.I.A for a little longer :-(
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