Friday, April 04, 2008

embossed daisies

Marly (Hiya Miss Marly!) called me a couple of days ago from her location at a magazine rack about 800 miles away from me. Why? Why indeed. Because she's a sweetie. Because she was looking at the latest (May 2008) issue of Creative Knitting Magazing. Because she saw my name. Wheeeeeeeeeee! (Little plug for Creative Knitting: Its niche is accessible knitting. If sometimes the challenging designs of those other wonderful knitting magazines makes you heave a big sigh, check out CK. I think this latest issue has a particularly nice balance of simple yet charming designs. ) (And I'm talking about the other designs, because I'm trying desperately to keep from pointing out all the flaws in mine. Relax, Valerie.)

I haven't received my copy yet, but the magazine has pictures of the current issue's projects on its website. I found this link: Embossed Daisies. It features a drastically cropped photo of the sweater which serves to show off the model's sparkling white smile and a glimpse of the sweater's collar. Oh yes, and the sweater drooping a bit from her elegant, narrow shoulders. It looks to me like they steamed the stuffing out of that cotton yarn, because if you click over to the magazine photo, you will note a vast difference in the appearance of the knitted fabric versus that shown in my photo...



The day I took that photo, I vowed to my friend Jenny (who graciously modeled the sweater for me) that I would never knit for pay again. Well. Somehow, as in childbirth, the pain of that endeavor has faded and I'm ready to have another (sweater) baby. I'll be doing a tweed jacket for CK's January '09 issue. This one should be much better--after all, I've done this before...heh heh. Wish me luck.

4 comments:

Nell said...

Good luck with the baby sweater!

And the embossed daisies are so pretty! Nicely done!

Kim said...

SQUEE!!! They took the design!!!! I can't wait!
I adore that sweater, it is SO beautiful and just perfect for our mock Spring we're having here! :)

ali said...

Yay! Have fun with the next design... designing for others can be fun, and it can be frustrating as well... try to keep on the funside of things! Oh, and plan well, so deadlines aren't so stressful... um, not that I would have any experience with deadline stress, eh-hem (clears throat and changes subject) So how's the weather been out your way?

Hehe, no really, have fun with it, cause if it isn't fun, then it's just plain work, and you don't get paid enough for that...

Happy knitting-
ali

Jean said...

Congratulations! The sweater is lovely! You're on a roll!