Last week at the Madrona Fiber Arts Festival I used the time I didn’t spend taking classes to instead wander around photographing people’s sweaters. They were all very gracious about having their pictures taken. And good on them, because the garments were gorgeous! If any of these are you (or you know who they are), please let me know so I can attribute them! I wasn’t very good about asking for names.
Pattern: Parcel by Carol Feller
Pattern: Summit by Mandie Harrington
I’m pretty sure this pattern is Sheer Beauty by Sandra McIver. Stunning!
Ilisha Helfman demoed Jazzknitting in the rotunda. She made this necklace by stringing together tiny Celtic-knotted i-cords. The small number of stitches-per-row in i-cord makes it perfect for drawing out the changing colors in a handpainted yarn (an aspect of Jazzknitting).
I also got lots of compliments on the sweater I wore, which I’d just finished the week before. The best part about handcrafters is that they don’t just tell you your stuff looks “nice,” they say things like “Your seams are so invisible!” or “What a great choice of buttons!” It’s always fun to be around people who fully appreciate what went into the things you’ve made. Here’s my sweater—Helleborus Yoke, by Matthew Gnagy: