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Two Week Sweater Challenge: Results
Well, the two week sweater challenge has come and gone, the dust has cleared, and knitters looking around will notice that there are quite a few more sweaters in the world than there were a fortnight ago. Kate, instigator for us all, managed to whip up her blue something (to be revealed in the Fall issue of Twist Collective) with little time to spare before she packed it up and shipped it off to the photo shoot.
As for my own Primrose Path, I managed the two sleeves I had promised myself, but didn’t get quite as far as the cast-on for the body. However, I set to that task this morning, and am looking forward to the fun of continuing.
Now that everyone is exhausted, we can all kick back and look forward to the Tour de Fleece, and see what the spinners among us can manage. Go Shack!
We're right in the middle of shoots for the fall issue and we're super excited about what we'll be sharing in the August! Here's a little shot (taken by Jane Heller) of Barbie and me buttoning up the model.
Twin Oaks Socks
Kate, here! For a while now, I've really wanted to have a tree growing up a sock. Finally, I sat down and did it and the Twin Oaks socks were born (pretty slowly and with a lot of whining on twitter).
They're knitted toe up with a short row heel. The roots begin in the heel and grow into the trunk and then branches go out all the way around your leg until they intertwine on the front.
You probably don't want to knit a huge, woolly, aran sweater full of twisted stitches in the summer. So why not have some twisty fun on a smaller scale in a bamboo blend?
2 week sweater challenge
There’s a fall photoshoot happening on the 19th and I have a sweater that needs to be there… Errr, rather, I have a pile of hanks of yarn and an idea. I’ve been tweeting about this and last night asked if anyone was nuts enough to knit a sweater in 2 weeks with me. There appear to be some takers. So here’s the idea:
Twist Tidbits: Wayuu Mochillas
J Crew surprises me every once in awhile, like a few weeks ago when they lobbed this genuine article up onto their accessories section:
A little research into this long-ago sold-out bag lead me a few places on the web that sell other versions, but all of them come from the same place, the Wayuu tribe of Columbia and Venezuela. The Wikipedia article about them is here.
I found these versions at Yoya: natural, the way I like it,
and these more brightly colored:
I found elsewhere that the bag at J Crew came from their participation in an event hosted by the BeLive Columbia organization, and several other "fashion industry" entities like Tory Burch and Philip Lim were invited as well. There's a worthwhile pdf on the Wayuu Project and the significance of their bag making on the BeLive website, so I can leave you to look at it if you like.