Thursday, August 23, 2012

The Power of Twitter, and a Pair of Mitts

So a couple months ago, this happened on Twitter (that's Amy and me).

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Then this happened.

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And then all of this happened.

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So it seemed kind of surreal a couple weekends ago when I trooped up the stairs at a local pub and met up with some of the coolest designers in the knitting world today.  Once I got over the fact that I'd been admiring these people's careers since I'd started getting into the online knitting world, it was such an amazing experience to swap ideas, listen to different perspectives on publishing and the industry, and just realize that these were awesome people that were way too much fun and perfect for having a beer with.  (And would you believe it, I didn't take any pictures?)

So the week after that amazing event happened, I had another wonderful moment--a pattern of mine came out as part of the Woolen Rabbit's yarn club!


The club's theme this year was the Roaring '20s, an era that I love.  One of my favorite parts of that decade are the films that came out then.  My family are HUGE into old movies, and I spent more than a few afternoons as a teenager in the arthouse movie theatre in town, watching the classics come to life.  One of my hands-down favorites is Fritz Lang's Metropolis, a masterpiece of a dystopian future society and Art Deco scenery.  It was not a hard choice for me to use this movie as an inspiration for the club!


The Metropolis Mitts are currently available exclusively to the Woolen Rabbit club members, but will be opened up to the general public in February 2013.  If you're interested in being notified when they are generally available, please let me know! I'm so pleased with how they came out; special thanks again to my girl Casey, who modeled them and was totally up for wandering around the State Theatre building here in Portland, looking for the perfect Art Deco accents.  We were both standing on rickety chairs in an old elevator vestibule at one point, which is sadly typical for a photoshoot with me.  All in all, though, it was such a pleasure to work with Kim at the Woolen Rabbit; I've been a huge fan of her work for a very long time, and I may have done a little fangirl squeal when she said I could design for the club.   Thanks, Kim!

So what's next for me? Well, I'll be wearing a certain birthday crown in a couple days, and I'm thinking it might be time for a present for you, too!


  1. I LOVE those mitts and the Roaring 20s! Please let me know when they are available - can't wait to knit them and talk about it on the show.

    1. SO sorry for the delay in reply--I let blog comments get away from me! I will most definitely let you know, and would love to talk to you further about your show!

  2. I hope this doesn't sound too weird, but of course I follow all of you on twitter...and so wished I could've been part of that gathering. even as a fly on the wall - it sounded like a very fun time!

    1. I am SO sorry for the delay in reply--the comments got away from me there these last few months! It was indeed a fantastic time, and we need to do it again soon. I promise this time, though, I will take pictures!

  3. I was just going to say — I would have given a lot to have been a fly on that wall.

    Gorgeous mitts, Bristol.

    (Signed, Karen — in case Blogger puts my WP url where my name should be!)

    1. So sorry for the delay in reply, Karen--I accidentally let the blog comments slide the last few months! You would be more than welcome at any of the meet-ups, and we should definitely get together when you're nearby for Squam!