I have been computerless for the last few months. However, a new year + new computer = new blog posts. Before I get started on new projects and plans for 2015, I thought I would share some of the projects that have kept me busy. Five months ago I came to England only intending to stay for four months to expand my knitting and personal horizon by interning with a few knitwear companies I admire. Once I settled in London, it was apparent that this is where I need to be. It has been a fun ride and also lonely at times. I've had to make the hard decisions to leave the people and places that I love. However, in return, every project and every team I have worked with since arriving have surpassed my expectation in the best possible way.
Last winter, my first pattern was published in Pom Pom Quarterly and a year later I find myself lucky enough to be in London and a part of their Winter 2014, Issue 10. This time I was able to contributed by interning and helping out with the photoshoot, editing, knitting samples, and illustrating Lydia's article, The Grammar of Knitting. My illustration is now available as a limited edition print in the Pom Pom Shop!
If you follow Pom Pom's blog regularly, you'll have noticed some of my photos and projects. If not, these are my favourite blog post I helped with this autumn.
Seventeen Seeds & Rye, two free patterns designed by Saran Hale Spencer. I had the pleasure of knitting these samples up and creating the pattern layout out for knitters to enjoy.
Selsey Cowl, an alternate version to my pattern Selsey in Issue 9: Autumn 2014.
Issue 11: Behind The Scenes, where we spent the day at The Island Queen Pup in Angel shooting winter's collections. Here's a few photos I was able to snap in-between outfit changes and of course, a pub lunch and lots of tea!
It was a fantastic experience to see behind the scenes while in the meantime, my first pattern Take Heart has reached its first year. I have had the chance to see and meet other knitters who have made it for loved ones or for themselves. Last Christmas I knit another Take Heart for my sister Mila. Again I used Toft's Aran Alpaca and added a homemade fur pompom from reclaimed fur. Here she is, set against the beautiful backdrop of the Rocky Mountains.
Here is my original illustration of Take Heart, which you may recognize from the issue. I'm also really excited to say that Take Heart is now available as a single download in my Ravelry Shop! I can't wait to share some photos of what I got up to at Toft Alpaca Shop next time.