Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Timing is everything

I had the idea for my lastest design months ago, but had planned to work on it for a fall release. For some reason it demanded to be moved up in my design queue - I guess I had a craving for acres of garter stitch.
The initial inspiration was Praire style stained glass, but it reminded me of Frank Lloyd Wright's buildings, and I did some research and had a name all picked out based on the name of a house he designed. I did all the math, decided on colors, ordered yarn, wrote the pattern, drew the schematic, and knit the stole. The very next day I was reading Game of Thrones and read this passage: "Black and white and grey, all the shades of truth." You can see why I felt like I had to change the name to 'All the Shades of Truth'!

Yesterday was Peter Carl Fabergé's birthday (hmm, an accent and an apostrophe look weird together...) and I wish I had known it ahead of time. I would have had a sale on my Fabergé pattern. It occured to me that it might be interesting to know when Frank Lloyd Wright's birthday was - turns out it's next Friday! When I released this latest pattern, I put it on sale through next Friday in honor of his birthday. I have to remember to check out the Google Doodle that day :)

And how often does this happen? I 'drew' this back in March on the computer -

and here's the finished item -

Pretty darn close!

5 comments:

  1. Your inspiration for the piece really shines through. Well done.

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  2. You know I'm already a huge fan ... but this one really does sing to me! Have you read T.C. Boyle's "Women?" Old Frank had himself a heck of a life!!

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  3. I love it Laura! I finished Enamored today. And I am also listening to the audio of A Game of Thrones. I am really enjoying it. The best part is I can knit and "read" the book at the same time.

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  4. I'm a real Frank Lloyd Wright fan. I even made a quilt in his style. This one will go on my queue.

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