Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Knit and Crochet Blog week, day three

Today is the third day of the Knit and Crochet Blog week, so it's time to answer a new question:

"One Great Knitter

Write about a knitter whose work (whether because of project choice, photography, styling, scale of projects, stash, etc) you enjoy. If they have an enjoyable blog, you might find it a good opportunity to send a smile their way."

This is actually a pretty hard question for me, because there are sooo many knitters that I admire! I might have to tell you about more than one... I'll start with one who might be obvious to all of you who know how much lace I knit: Nancy Bush (the author of Knitted Lace of Estonia). She has designed the most amazing lace shawls, and lots and lots of other projects too, and I want to knit almost all of her shawls. She's actually going to be teaching classes at the Knit Nation meeting in London at the end of July, and I'm so torn about whether I want to attend or not. Well, I'm not torn about WANTING to attend, it's more a question about money. And the fact that none of my friends seem to want to go with me, and I'm a bit scared to go alone :). I bet I would make tons of new friends there though!

I'm also very inspired by Ysolda Teague, the young scottish designer. I think I've bought at least half of her designs that are for sale on Ravelry, although I've only knitted Ishbel so far. Ysolda also writes a very nice blog about her knitting life, and if you haven't seen it: Go have a look! Just to add a photo to this post, here's a picture of my Ishbel I finished last summer/fall:

I'm actually going to mention one more person whose knitting I adore, and that is LindaCC on Ravelry. She is one of the moderators in the 10 shawls in 2010 group, and she has already finished about 15 shawls this year! She knits beautiful shawls, and she designs some of her own too. Go and say hi from me, and check out all her gorgeous lace!

Ok, I think I'll settle for those three. Of course there are LOTS of other knitters and designers out there who make other stuff than lace (I don't knit only lace, but it's kind of my main focus right now). Just to mention a few of my favourites (but I won't write anything more about them), there's Cookie A., Wendy D. Johson, Anna Zilboorg, Jorid Linvik, Wendy Bernard, Monika Eckert,  Julia Mueller, Sharon Miller, Sharon Winsauer... I think I'll stop now before I bore you to death!

/ Jenny


Lisa said...

Found your blog through The Student Knitter...are you really knitting one shawl per month???!! Awesome!

Kathryn Ray said...

Thank you for the links to the designers.