A dear friend of mine, Kelly, is a talented graphic designer. In fact, she designed the Luna Grey logo, banner for my Etsy shop, etc. She really does beautiful work and we have a very similar aesthetic. Our current collaboration is drawing up some new labels for my yarn. I have been in contact with a great, local printing company and am excited about having labels that will be more durable and professional looking. If all goes as planned, Luna Grey yarn will be showing up at Fiber Festivals around Colorado next summer. My simple, print-at-home labels certainly weren't tough enough to withstand unpredictable weather and repeated handling by festival goers.
Kelly and I have worked out an arrangement where in I knit her something in exchange for her graphic design services. It's perfect! She loves my hand knits and I adore her work. (shameless plug...Kelly has a great little Etsy shop where she sells her wonderful custom party invitations.)
Here's the latest project knit for Kelly. It's Abi Gregorio's Drop Stitch Cowl. I LOVE this pattern. It's super duper fast to knit and so easy! It took me around 2 hours tops to complete! It would make an awesome last minute gift project. I knit Kelly's cowl in the recommended yarn, Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick and Quick. While I am not generally a fan of acrylic blend yarn, I wanted the cowl to turn out as close to Abi's sample as possible. And, I really am happy with the results. The cowl is soft and lofty and chunky. Just perfect!
Oh yes, and I finished the Give a Hoot mittens....Flawed cable feet and all. I chose pale turquoise buttons for the eyes. As much as I love these mittens, I am happy to be done with them. There are three new babies to knit for. And, like many of you, my holiday knitting list continues to grow. Someone just told me there are only 40 days until Christmas. Forty days! How did that happen?