Friday, January 14, 2011

Indie Designer Day

PhotobucketDesigner: Hannah Poon
Blog: That other knitting blog
Etsy Shop: Mousewife Knits and Yarnables
Rav ID: mousewife
Some Great Designs: mousewife's Rav Designer Page

This week I get to discuss a very talented knitter, designer, spinner and weaver - and I'm lucky enough to know this lady in real life!

The designs of mousewife are delicate, wearable and feminine.
Take the pictured 1989 sweater. A simple shape and texture combine to create a design that dances on your body. This is positive ease done right! The key-hole details on the shoulders keep this piece playful and make it a wonderful and unique new design.

(image © Knit Picks)

For another great example, check out Lady Knittley's fabulous Fingerless Flying Gloves. This design is a lovely, sweet little option for warming your chilly hands, as well as being a fantastic way to utilize those two cute buttons you have in your collection. The fastening detail at the wrist is a clever marriage of designing with form and function in mind.

And, to whet your appetite:
Debuting in the Spring will be a new collaborative project between mousewife and myself. We've been planning, knitting and working away for months, and can't wait to share with you our new designs!

5 comments:

Siga said...

Oh, that sounds very exciting - I'm looking forward to your designs. I admit, I haven't noticed Hannah up till now, but I'm definitely putting her onto my blogroll.

Hilary said...

GREAT design (*just* enough '80's!) and mousewife is such a cute name. I can't wait to hear more about the collaboration...not only does it sound like a lot of fun, but with the two of you working together, the design has got to be spectacular!

Mousewife said...

The collaboration has been a lot of fun. :) thanks for the feature! :D

Valérie said...

Love the keyhole shoulders, they're all over the place right now and really give the sweater a contemporary kick (great wink at the 80s, too).

Rachel said...

All the designs you've posted are so pretty! The designs all have a lotta depth, you're inspiring me to start a project a lil' more ambitious than a mug cozy or a baby hat :) Keep postin' and I'll keep readin'! ;D