Friday, October 22, 2010

Indie Designer Day

PhotobucketDesigner: Abby Frelich
Blog: reluctantMANGO Knits
Rav ID: reluctantMANGO
Some Great Designs: reluctantMANGO's Rav Designer Page

This designer's first published pattern are the beautiful Dionysus Socks (photograph © Dan Jackson).

I don't think I can describe these beauties better than her quote here:
"Wild vines start at the cuff and wind down the leg to spill over the heel, paired with lush leaf panels that weave themselves together in a riot of lace to create a sock fit to wear to any party."

As is well established, I like me a good back story. Creatively named and imaginatively described knits show extra thought and effort the designer has put into her/his work.
And, I'm hard pressed to suggest any better flight of foot-covering whimsy than a vino-soaked loll-about with Greek gods and "riots" of lace.
Srsly. I think that's my favourite line.

Keep a look out for more of her work!


Chris said...

Those are absolutely gorgeous! Thanks so much for the heads-up!

Thea said...

Yay Abby!

Hilary said...

Yep, that's just about the best knit-description I've ever read! The socks are pretty darn fab, too.

StephCat said...

gorgeous socks (and a great photo, too)

Misty said...

Thanks for keeping up with these! You save me the trouble of searching through patterns at Ravelry myself. I have a habit of just taking a quick peek at the designers you mention and adding the patterns I like to my queue for later reference. Worked out perfectly when I was sitting in my office yesterday at work and realized that I was warm, but my hands felt like ice cubes. I made one fingerless mitt last night and have another to do today, and found the pattern through one of your recommended designers. :) So, thanks!

Krista Smith-Moroziuk said...

I love these socks, and the color is gorgeous.