I haven’t actually written a list [yet] of the local spots where we, hubby and I, could visit as we continue our journey of posting finished knitting objects at meaningful on-site locations but I do fear, I may need to begin one. On the other hand, sometimes the aspects of a garment lend themselves or inspire us to a particular location. This was the case in the recently completed Fair Isle collared jacket. Somehow, in working this project, one of us [hubby or me] said,”hmm.. doesn’t that collar remind you of the ornate horses at the Carrousel Museum?” And, it was at that moment we knew that was where this photo shoot would be.
People blog for many different reasons [in the knitting world], and elsewhere. Some to share skills or finished objects, to share advice, some to advertise newly published designs, some to state opinions, or to review knitting books. Not that I don’t do any of those things as well but what mostly motivates me to write is to journal my travels of knitting. We, my hubby photographer and I, go to great lengths to think about and then seek on-location sites in which to photograph finished knitting projects. And, these on-site spots are chosen with great intention and/or purpose in mind.
It’s been awhile since I have knitted anything Fair Isle. Not sure why. It’s certainly a fun technique, keeps one’s attention, and continues to be popular among knitters. It is a traditional technique and the garment is typically traditional in shape and structure as it is the beautiful patterns of color that catches one’s attention.
Vogue Knitting has been alive and well in my life for over 30 years. But, NEVER in this way! I haven’t even looked at the sure-to-be-can’t-wait-to-knit projects that await my future because I am bursting from the seams (LITERALLY) and have waited since this summer when that unbelievable email I received from Vogue Knitting came a-calling ME for an interview. Finally, in this glorious issue (of which I am off to purchase many copies), is the result of that interview. A 2 page spread! My hubby and I do believe Christina Behnke, Associate Editor of VK grabbed the essence of who I am as a passionate knitter and as the table of contents says, “Vogue Knitting Fan extraordinaire! The article looks like the image below, can be found on page 20 and 21 and/or can be read in PDF format right here, Online Identity.