Wednesday, October 10, 2012

3 Sources of Inspiration

One of my favorite designers is Kristin Nicholas.  Her ability to work with color is absolutely amazing and I'm always inspired by her work.  Her mouthwatering gloves grace the front cover of  the Webs catalog and you can visit her blog "Getting Stitched on the Farm" by clicking it on my sidebar.

After seeing these gloves, I wanted to knit something similar.  Last year I "refreshed" a cabled mitten pattern for Coats and Clark and immediately thought of what I could do differently with it.

Then I also remembered the long ago, award winning sweater called "Moose on the Loose" that was designed by Marilee Wyman.  Her corrigated ribbing was just downright awe inspiring!

So, I began thinking of combining elements from all 3 of these sources and here's what developed:

 

 Now to make the second one and start thinking of who will get it for Christmas!
 
And since today is Wednesday and I promised one lucky name would be drawn for a copy of our "Knitted Rag Curlers," I'll announce her now.  Stacy, you won!  If you would email me at tehachapisockcompany@gmail.com, I'll attach a copy and send off to you.  Congratulations!
 
And now, back to my other mitten.................  

1 comment:

Gale Fields said...

I absolutely LOVE that mitten! The color is what grabs me first. But I love any kind of cables. That is terrific!