|Vogue Knitting Winter 2014/15|
copyright SoHo Publishing
I think I may have hit the pinnacle of my plaid knitting. How am I going to top this?
This was a thrilling project for me, not just because of the fabulous outcome. This was the first time that a magazine editor approached me, asking for a contribution. Just what every designer dreams. Just at the worst possible time.
The call to discuss my contributing a plaid design to VK's winter issue came in late July. In the week between the first call and working out some design issues, we sold our house and simultaneously bought a new house a state away. My two teenagers were thrown into hysteria, as we had to be settled in Wisconsin by the start of school the day after Labor Day. And, I was under so much pressure I was mainlining the Maalox.
But, those kind editors at VK smiled upon me and gave me a very generous six week deadline. This was very good, as I literally could not knit for the three weeks before the move. I was so busy packing I had almost no time, and just could not physically knit when I had a moment to sit. So much for Elizabeth Zimmerman's admonishment to knit on with confidence through all crises!
So, we arrived in Wisconsin, dropped the boxes, and I knit. So, as you look at this lovely sweater, you are literally seeing the first three weeks of my life in Wisconsin. Looks great!