Friday, November 22, 2013


The Apocalypse has come, and the first question on everyone's mind is
"What should I knit?"
This is the premise to Alex Tinsley's upcoming book, Doomsday Knits (available for pre-order) from Cooperative Press.  When Alex came up with this idea, I had just the design!  I'd made up a stitch pattern while waiting at an airport that looked like an odd mix of a ridged backbone and a run in some stockings.  Either way, it looked creepy in a cool way.

Alex came up with the name Rattlebone (you can find it here on Ravelry) and I love the tribal, shamanistic styling that accompanied them in the photographs by Vivian Aubrey.

The book is separated into chapters that each depict a different apocalyptic situation.  Rattlebone is in the section named "Wasteland Vagabonds."  I love it!

I love the rusty color of the Malabrigo Arroyo colorway, Glitter.  Also, when you hold a rusty doughnut, it might come off on your hands.

These gloves look amazing with yesterday's pattern, Forager, by Alex herself.  They would also kick  punch ass with a tank and your favorite skinny pants.

Speaking of the previous patterns in the blog tour, let's give them a shout-out, OK?  These are some seriously formidable designs!
11/20 - Wayfarer 
11/19 - Oryx 
11/18 - Ditch the Tech 
11/17 - Bulletproof 
11/16 - Utility Corset 
11/15 - Oh Bondage! 
11/14 - Thrumivator 
11/13 - Ozone 
11/11 - Fission 
11/9 - Oxygenate 
11/7 - Ringmaster 
11/6 - Fennec 
11/4 - Desert Warrior 
11/3 - Circuit 
11/2 - Grom-mitts 
11/1 - Fatigued 
10/31 - Fallout 

Monday, November 18, 2013

Foxversation Piece

After a long, patient wait, this pattern is now available on Ravelry!  Apparently one has to be speedier with these things, because the name "What Does The Fox Say?" was not used when I first started testing, but now a number of (adorable) patterns shows up in the search.

 Hense the name, "Foxversation Piece."  I must say that this hat has, indeed, sparked many a conversation in cafes, the train, and most recently, Vogue Knitting Live in Chicago.  Also, it inspired me to make my first-ever animated gif!  Yay!  (I love the Internet.)

So if you like it, make sure to  on Ravelry!

A HUGE THANK YOU to Jen Marek Photography who is the new name is knitwear design photography, according to me!