Our five days of photography starts today! Last week I steamed a lot of garments and I’ve gotten to know all 90 something of them inside and out. Of course, I was already pretty familiar with the ones I designed, after making up new cable patterns writing instructions for my knitters. Still, there were a few surprises.
Posts from the ‘norah’s knits’ Category
I spent most of last weekend knitting, knitting and knitting until I couldn’t knit any more. I was compelled to knit just one more piece for my next volume (that’s Norah Gaughan vol 13). Next week is the big photo shoot, and all of my knitters were busy with other items for our Fall/Winter booklets. Besides, I really wanted to knit this one. Read more
We’re two weeks away from our BIG week of photography for our BIG season – Fall. Amanda, Brenda and I have been sketching, swatching and sending instructions to knitters for a couple of months now, at an increasingly frantic rate. At this point, my brain is fried! I can’t think of knitting anything unless it is easy. Read more
I have a lot of books. I can’t seem to resist buying these packages filled with possibilities. Craft, interior design books and knitting books are special temptations. If a book has any possibility of being useful to my design process, it’s even harder to resist. Read more
When I first learned how to knit I was pretty frustrated when it came to sewing a sweater together. A fairly accomplished seamstress, I assumed that I should put the right sides of my pieces together and sew with the wrong sides facing me, like you would when sewing a blouse. Being a bit of a perfectionist at the time (I have TRIED to relax a bit since) I had an adverse reaction to how sloppy my seams looked. Read more
While we were in California for the trade show last week Amanda, Ashley and I took the time to visit The Aquarium of the Pacific. We needed the break after our long flight , before we got started with the hard work of setting up the booth. Turns out though, that we just can’t stopping working – and that work in the design department can be fun. Read more
So you’ve gotten your feet wet on cowls, scarves and other knit accessories and you are working your nerve up to knit a sweater. It seems like a big commitment. Plus you’ve haven’t yet made anything to fit a body. If you’re a little afraid to plunge into the intermediate knitters pool, you might want to consider knitting or crocheting a shrug to ease your way in.
If you’re first learning how to knit, you may be feeling overwhelmed with the various techniques and stitches at your disposal. I suggest starting with traditional knitting, particularly when it comes to sweater knitting, to help increase your knitting confidence. Read more
My love of natural fibers came early. The first sweater I ever knit was made from wool yarn I bought at the county fair. Creamy white, right off the sheep, and soaked in its own natural lanolin, the yarn had an aroma I love to this day. Read more