i got so excited as i started reading
about the new ‘encounters’ capsule collection
that i asked of marie of olive knits and
brittney-jean of b.woolens if i could review
this newly released collaboration of theirs.
although so many good points pull me into these pieces,
it’s their chosen theme of friendship
that holds my attention.
the designs themselves are based on what each of these two talented designers
feels, or thinks, or remembers about their friendship and its beginnings.
like marie’s ‘eavesdrop‘
and the reasoning behind the stitch patterns of brittney’s
‘conversate‘ and ‘palaver‘…
but, they tell the stories best in their own words
on their respective blogs here and here.
besides the common threads of friendship, all four pieces are made
in shibui knits yarns.
the rich muted colors speak volumes.
linen, alpaca, merino, flax, and silk are all in the mix here.
what great transitional fibers for gliding into this fall, no?
i’ve saved the pattern i like the very best
for last here.
‘simpatico‘ is done by choosing a color and a friend to knit it with.
then, near the end, you use some of your friend’s color
and they use some of yours.
isn’t that clever?
the way good friends
become a part of who you are yourself.
ooh, the symbolism (which you know gets me every time)!
i do so like this little capsule collection.
off to find a friend who’ll swap
their leftover with me
‘speak’ taken from 13:3 of proverbs.