Last month was the deadline for Knitscene’s Spring 2016 issue.
They had only two stories:
Checks and Balances – Gingham, checks, and plaids. Imagine ways to work with the season’s most popular fabric in texture and color for simple but fun garments and accessories.
Retro Fashion – Sweet details make the difference in retro-inspired knitwear. We’re seeking garments and accessories that could have come from the 1940s or 1950s—or have been inspired by those classic looks.
I ignored the first one because plaids usually involves the intarsia knitting technique, which makes my eyeballs itch.
The second one for retro-inspired knitwear, however, could be done. I threw myself into the briar patch of Pinterest, researching looks for both decades, and found a 50s dress design by Anne Fogarty that could be translated into a sweater.
Knitscene hasn’t followed in their sister magazine‘s footsteps and switched to online proposals, so I mailed a swatch for the sweater and also sent them a hat with a design that could be from any era.
Wish me luck, eh?
To Ponder: Successful people form the habit of doing what failures don’t like to do. They like the results they get by doing what they don’t necessarily enjoy. |-Earl Nightingale-|