I had the honor of being interviewed about my design process by one of the software tools I use to create my designs! Head over to Stitch Mastery to read the inside scoop: URL – https://stitchmastery.com/interview-series-40-lindsay-lewchuk/ Of course, I couldn’t talk about designing without GDCSJ, Puddles
The next release in Technicolor: Matinee is Steam Heat by Laura Patterson. We may have totally different design processes, but one thing we do both love is jazz in movies… especially when sung by power-house singers! More about how this relates to Laura’s design in the essay section of Technicolor: Matinee ;-). 1. Which came first, the movie or the design The movie. Actually, a set of movies came first. Starting with old black and white movies, and progressing to pictures that are much more current. Parts of each of these movies shared a feeling, a theme as it were, in a certain kind of scene. 2. Did the movie play a role in your yarn or yarn color …
Silvia Needs a Bag
The next release in the Technicolor: Matinee eBook collection is Silvia Needs a Bag by pattern engineer, Christine Guest. Christine’s designs fascinate me! She incorporates such incredible detail scientifically proven to work together in beautiful artistry. I’ve had a few peeks into her process and her pile of swatches to get everything perfect is mesmerizing! I’m also privileged to be test knitting an upcoming release of hers, a men’s sweater, and am loving her attention to detail. The care she takes to make sure patterning develops in a beautiful method even when doing something like increasing for a sleeve – wow! But you’ll hear more on that a little bit later. For now, Christine was kind enough to let me …
Introducing Technicolor: Matinee, a collection of small knitting projects by 6 indie designers! Over the past few years (I won’t admit exactly how many years this project has been going on behind the scenes), Jill Wolcott, Laura Patterson (Fiber Dreams), Christine Guest, Carol Herman (Knit Equals Joy), Sue McCain, and yours truly have secretly planned a two-collection set around the theme of movies. Technicolor: Matinee, is the first in the set all focused on small projects inspired by some of our favorite films. Like previous collections the idea was simple – so often designers end up releasing patterns with similar stitches at the same time; what would happen if we did it on purpose? This time, we added 2 twists …
On the Set
Sneak away for a few minutes of relaxation with On the Set scarf. Highly textured, On the Set recognizes that a few stolen stitches each night is just the thing to unwind after a packed day, whether you live life as the main character on the set or as the director behind the scenes organizing everything for everybody! From the Technicolor: Matinee theme subtle nods to the film industry appear in the film projector center square and cables weaving an intricate story with lace. For a fun plot twist, this extra-long skinny scarf makes any outfit fashion ready or knit is as the base for the Knit Eco Chic Technicolor: Movie Night design. The tech edited and test knit pattern …
Into the Unknown has been a year of unexpected blog customizations. The newest release, Bubbling Interplay, has some fun options to reveal too! At the bottom, a bubble of a different kind invites you outside to play. Same amount of yarn, more bubbles Little Bubble CablesIf you’d like even more bubbles on your Bubbling Interplay and follow the charts, print up these two snippets and paste them anywhere you want where there is 6 plain Garter in a row for 3 rows. (Thanks to Denise who asked for even more Bubbles… more of the ones sized in the pattern won’t fit, but these little gems will!) Written additions – mini bubbles cover 4 sts with 1 st on either side …
“Social distancing” the buzz word of corona safety has been my prescription for these last 20 years of EI. Truly, the last human touch I experienced, save camera mom and dad, was the doctor during my last exam back in November. It’s a tough reality and something that people with EI experience on a daily basis. However, I’ll share two secrets with you for survival during more private times. 1. Find God’s blessing in each day – from the unexpected email of a friend, to a gorgeous sunrise or sunset, to a particularly delicious yarn, CS Lewis in “Surprised by Joy” calls these love letters. By making a point to recognize each one, He will revive your spirit in ways only He can. 2. Make use of technology to stay connected. Yes, they may be virtual hugs, but try to imagine them as real and feel the connection the other person is making an effort to share with you! To that end, I’m thrilled to present the following collaborated KAL for your knitting enjoyment:
Stitch In Focus: I-cord
One of my personal joys in knit design is collaborating with other designers. Today’s Stitch in Focus tutorial is brought to you as part of a indie designer knitting how-to you tube round robin!
I’m absolutely ecstatic, 100 releases, I never thought my design career would be so plentifully blessed with creative designs as to reach 100, but God has given me so many fiber-y visions, today we celebrate that milestone and look forward to even more to come.
Indies Unite! Collaboration: I told you the 99th release would be something special. Puddles and I are thrilled to join with some very talented indie designers in our first eBook collection.