Twist Collective Blog
Julia here. Sorry I've been out touch; it's been busy as we get ready for fall in two weeks.
As is our custom, we've been dropping hints about the fall issue as the time approaches for the site launch. Here's a new one. This is a look at part of our process I don't think we've shared before, how we think of our different "stories" in terms of color. After we pick from the submissions, Kate gets out the sample books to assign yarn to patterns, and she thinks long and hard about how to let colors work together to make coherent collections for each of the photo shoots. I don't know if you've ever noticed that color hangs together for each story or not, but at least you know that we think of it that way. I don't know how she does it, but I always admire the end result. I think this issue has particularly delicious palettes.
I think you're going to like it.
Happy 4th / Happy Sunday
Having 3 nationalities in our household usually means we don't really celebrate any national holiday, but I figured today's a great excuse to put up pretty pictures in red, white and blue! So happy 4th of July if you're in the US, or happy Sunday if not. I had fun doing this, so maybe I'll make it a tradition, holiday or not...
Yes, I veered into the pink and orange a tad, but it looks red overall, no?
In case one of these doesn't look familiar to you, here are the projects:
Two Week Sweater Challenge: Results
Well, the two week sweater challenge has come and gone, the dust has cleared, and knitters looking around will notice that there are quite a few more sweaters in the world than there were a fortnight ago. Kate, instigator for us all, managed to whip up her blue something (to be revealed in the Fall issue of Twist Collective) with little time to spare before she packed it up and shipped it off to the photo shoot.
As for my own Primrose Path, I managed the two sleeves I had promised myself, but didn’t get quite as far as the cast-on for the body. However, I set to that task this morning, and am looking forward to the fun of continuing.
Now that everyone is exhausted, we can all kick back and look forward to the Tour de Fleece, and see what the spinners among us can manage. Go Shack!
We're right in the middle of shoots for the fall issue and we're super excited about what we'll be sharing in the August! Here's a little shot (taken by Jane Heller) of Barbie and me buttoning up the model.
Twin Oaks Socks
Kate, here! For a while now, I've really wanted to have a tree growing up a sock. Finally, I sat down and did it and the Twin Oaks socks were born (pretty slowly and with a lot of whining on twitter).
They're knitted toe up with a short row heel. The roots begin in the heel and grow into the trunk and then branches go out all the way around your leg until they intertwine on the front.
You probably don't want to knit a huge, woolly, aran sweater full of twisted stitches in the summer. So why not have some twisty fun on a smaller scale in a bamboo blend?