Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Winter Foliage on Knitty!

Do you remember the time I modified the child's Trellis sweater, turning it into an adult version and gift for my sister?

... Notice the blurry photo? This may have also been the last Christmas using my old camera.

Well, Julie of Knitted Bliss fame featured my sweater in her Modification Mondays series! That was about three years ago now, and I may have been a little too shy to mention it here.

If you haven't looked at Knitted Bliss or her Mod Mondays, please do. This series is one of those things that makes me crazy happy about how knitters and makers use the internet: to share their work and inspire ideas in others. My adventures in knitting were ho-hum at best before I found the first few knitting blogs out there and saw what others were doing!

And just yesterday Knitty did a story on the Modification Monday series and they featured my Trellis sweater! I love that this fun project is still getting attention, especially on Knitty, since they published the original Trellis pattern.

Once I discovered the world wide web of knitting, I quickly stumbled upon Knitty and the free patterns they published. Then they started to publish calendars with photographs of finished Knitty projects. I came *this close* to having a photograph of my finished clapotis featured in their calendar contest {winning photo below}, but the photos from my darn camera {yes, the same one that took the blurry photo above!} did not meet the resolution standards! So, I guess we've come full circle, I may not be hanging in the kitchens of knitters everywhere, but I made it to the Knitty blog.

I knit the modified Trellis sweater this during my last year of grad school. I'm sure the spark for the idea came as I was supposed to be doing research, and then it lead to a few hours of procrastination as I ran off to Windsor Button for the yarn, and knit furiously to get the sweater done in time for giving that Christmas. It was a simple idea that happened to work out, and now I want to knit another!

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