Wednesday, May 24, 2006

A Knitted, Felted, Embroidered Tea Cosy for Knitty!

For quick summer knitting, I designed a felted tea cosy for Knitty!com, that hip knitting website out of Toronto. This was my first experience of designing for the web and I am thrilled to be included on their virtual pages. I think what the virtual Knitty group to the north is doing is so much fun. They're really helping to spread the knitting love. Thanks Amy for letting me be included!

After I had Julia in 1998, I continued to work for Classic Elite for a couple more years. We moved to our farm and I telecommuted. Things happened, mostly lots of surgery for Julia, and I just didn't have the strength to come up with all I had been coming up for sixteen years, over and over and over, season after season. So I stopped and began doing the book thing - First Knitting for Baby with Melanie Falick, then Kids' Embroidery, and now Colorful Stitchery. (See all the books here.)

And then knitting became hip and the internet happened - simultaneously! And I missed it - not totally - but kind of! Twenty years of working in the business - yikes. Not the best timing. Sometimes you do things for other reasons and you don't look back.

Now I'm back with my lovely signature "Julia" Yarn from Nashua Handknits and my Stitchery Collection for JCA. Look for a bunch on new knitting and stitching projects and kits I designed this fall and editorials in a bunch of the knitting magazines. I'll be posting the photos as they hit so check back if you like my style.

In the meantime, check out the new project on the Knitty!com website. I'm trying to become a little more web savvy (this blog!) and also trying to stay creative, keep knitting, painting, and stitching. It's a giant juggling act - but what isn't?


10 comments:

Beth (big geek) said...

Hi Kristin, I have been a fan of your knitting patterns for years and just today (via knitty) found your blog! I have been enjoying reading it. When will you take up spinning? With all those sheep around!

lucy said...

Your tea cozy is absolutely adorable. Lucky for me I have some wool laying around that will be just perfect so I can cast on tonight!

kelli ann said...

excellent cozy! i'll just take a look around your website, if you don't mind...

jdquilt said...

Hi Kristin - I am a huge fan and have really missed your colorful knitting patterns. The Tea Cozy is adorable. Welcome back!

Anonymous said...

Great stuff! I'm such a color-chicken, this is good inspiration! Always on the lookout for a cozy - thanks

Kristin said...

A giant welcome to all the new Knitty! readers. It is fun to have joined the computer age.

Kristin

Karolina said...

You made me smile. I dream of things you already made! Thank you for being here

Greetings from Prag Karolina

Diane H K said...

Hi Kristin,

The colors of your Julia yarn are so beautiful. If only I wasn't allergic to mohair, but I am. Sigh.

- Your "neighbor" in Greenfield, Diane H K

melissa said...

Hi Kristin,
I've found your blog via Knitty- your wonderful pattern. I plan to start knitting it tomorrow- here in New Zealand winter's arrived and it's definitely time for tea cosies! My Mum has almost all of your books and I've admired your crafting talent for a long time- it's amazing to 'cyber-meet' you! Thanks for the great design, and inspiration.

adele said...

what a great tea cosy! (and what a great blog too!)i will come back!