Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Minor miracles

One of the things I love about knitting is how a few little finishing tasks turn some random, tattered-looking pieces of fabric into a beautiful, finished, professional-looking garment. Weave in ends, polish up the edges and -voila!- a piece of actual clothing! That you can wear!

It's done.

This is the sample for a pattern I've designed for Fyberspates' Scrumptious yarn. I took my time finishing this because it was clear that I wouldn't have enough time to knit a sample for another pattern, anyway. I was a bit nervous about how the whole thing would look (a problem when you pitch designs based solely on a sketch and swatch) but as soon as I knit the collar and attached the sleeves...it all came together and it actually looks like what I'd intended it to look like.

I wanted to get some modeled pictures before delivering it to Jen at UK Ravelry day, but my photographer is out of town, and I don't know anyone in Oxford to model for me yet.


soknitpicky said...

Looks fabulous! Can't wait to see modeled shots. Not only did he leave you with all the unpacking, but with an un-modeled FO too? The nerve, LOL! :-)

Averil said...

Ooh looking forward to seeing that on UK Rav day! I´m flying in from Madrid and I can´t wait. Are you doing any of the workshops? I know there are a few others from the Irish Knitters group going too and there is talk about meeting up afterwards before we all go our separate ways on planes, trains, etc. If you´re interested keep an eye on the Irish Knitters forum.

Woolly Stuff said...

I love the texture-y texture. If you know what I mean. Looking forward to seeing some modeled shots!