saga of the hat
check out my
new little post
on tangled’s blog.
pic taken by carolina of triple c photography.
renew: to regain or restore the physical vigor of; to revive.
this is what some people do to things.
turns unwanted t-shirts into tarn (aka: t-shirt yarn).
he is meticulous at his craft making it such a pleasure
knitting up ‘stature‘ with the work of his hands.
tomorrow you will be seeing more of his tarn as
the premiere issue of tangled is released.
takes high end sweaters
(whose previous owners have
relegated them to the confines of a thrift store),
unknits them, treats them with tlc (tender loving care),
and makes lovely skeins of luxury yarns at the ‘nice price’.
she and i have recently started to work together.
she sent the most luscious ivory skeins
and i am writing some patterns
for said luxury yarns.
(last week via ravelry mail)
one stuck with me.
now what started
(ever so quickly)
into a work in progress
with it’s own bits of personality
sort of bursting out all over the place.
and do i love being part of all this ‘bringing things into being again’?
yeah, you betcha’.
i admit that i miss them.
since the box went out two days ago,
i have often walked by the shelf where they had been
and done a double take with the feeling that something is amiss,
it is then i remember having packed them in, taped them up tight and sent them off.
it’s funny, designing.
you work hard on stuff you’re excited about
but you can’t chat about it, blog on it or show photos of it
and all too soon after the success of getting them ‘just the way you wanted’…
… they are gone.
mailed off to photo shoots
and final editing in places you’ve never been yourself.
the box that left this week headed to montana
to the offices of the new on-line publication tangled.
soon to be part of the premiere fall issue (going live in a few months).
to whet all our knitting appetites,
they have begun releasing fun free patterns already.
i find that i’m so looking forward to seeing
just what company my patterns
will be keeping there.
‘soon’ taken from 4:29 in the book of mark.
turns out that it actually is easy being green
despite what kermit says.
check out petite purls
for other great green patterns
and nicole’s blog
for more filmtastic photos.
‘green’ taken from 6:39 in the book of mark.
a good time.
i’m thinking (among other things)
‘this was a t-shirt’.
fyi: i did discover that tarn does not block well with any kind of open stitches.
my plans for lace by necessity morphed into textured stitches instead.
‘plans’ taken from 14:14 of second samuel.
i have been holding off writing
because what i’m working on i’m not at liberty to tell all about.
i’m not so good with telling half of the story.
i’m more a truth straight ahead at full steam kind of gal.
but, i was told by my friends at the taunton s’n’b last night that partial telling
is what’s done in cases like this.
here’s my best foot forward on that front.
etsy fascinates me.
i really, really like all that handmade creative stuff set in one place
just waiting for me to wander through.
all those many ideas make me think.
and that is where i found mike of north street crochet.
this man meticulously, in his free time, turns unused t-shirts into yarn.
sturdy and machine washable in worsted or bulky weight
the official name for this fiber is ‘tarn’.
working with it.
have created a pattern.
have had that pattern accepted by petite purls.
will have that pattern available there when the spring issue goes live in mid-march.
boy, oh boy.
i have so much more to say. but, i won’t
i’ll be good.
‘think’ taken from 4:8 of philipians.