Happy #TCJMonday everyone,
I am still trying my best to get back into the swing of things around here. I figure, two weeks away, gives me two weeks to come back fully? You might notice, I added some share buttons (Pinterest, Google +, FB & Twitter) on the left hand side of each page on the site and this blog; please feel free to pin and share!
While I was away, something great happened! Noro Magazine #8 Spring/Summer 2016 came out on newsstands. OK, Noro yarn can be hit or miss: it can sometimes be scratchy and the color can be too bright; but, many of the Noro yarns are also super soft and the color combos are daring and beautiful! Earlier this year one of my designs got picked up by Noro Magazine and it is in this issue! #9 Bandanna Cowl.
I love seeing my designs on the pages of magazines, it will never get old. It is always an interesting process from submitting a design and swatch to final outcome. When I submit a design and swatch often the yarn sent to me is totally different, a different gauge, a different color and in many ways I have to re work, re imagine the design to fit the yarn. There is always a push to get the piece knit and sent back on time and then there is the waiting...waiting...waiting. I think I waited about three or four months before I got the e mail with the stylized photos. This part is the most fun; Soho Publishing always does such a beautiful job with the photos and styling.
The yarn used is Noro Silk Garden Sock in color #426 dusty purple, emerald, coral and mustard. I used brushed gold and silver beads which gives the cowl a nice weight to it and added pizzazz!
I am currently in the middle of knitting this project but out of Noro Taiyo Sock in colorway #33S which is a blend of pastel browns, greens, purples and peach. It is a bit thinner gauge but since it is a bandanna after all, I am not concerned if it comes out smaller. I am using pale translucent blue and opal pink beads.
To see what other publications I have been in from radio, newspapers to magazines, click here.