Friday, February 06, 2009
Indie Designer Day
Designer: Hanna Breetz
Blog: Ever Green Knits
Website: Eco-Friendly Knitting
Rav ID: evergreenknits
Some Great Designs: evergreenknits' Rav Designer Page
I enjoy when designers talk about some of their influences. Take evergreenknit's Woodland Collar (pictured here). Informed by the texture of tree bark, this neckwarmer is a lovely combination of garter and cables. I love his quote about the knit itself:
"It uses the gaps created by the cable crossings as buttonholes, so that you can creatively button it at different places to vary the look and functionality."
Informative and inspiring and I like the practicality!
Storm Cloud Shawlette was the design which first brought my attention to evergreenknits. A floaty, dreamy and very pretty way to keep one's shoulders warm! (her blog has some lovely photography!)
As you might have noticed, I like creatures of the feathered kind. Thus I couldn't write her profile without drawing your attention to this sweet knit, Quack - Knitted Duck Toy. Just take a look, and *grin*.
And for your educational pleasure, I suggest checking out her site Eco-Friendly Knitting. Here's a wee description of what you'll find there
Green Values: reviews the different qualities that can mean 'green'
Green Fibers: talks about the environmental impact of different fibers
Yarn Chart: provides some basic eco-info for over 100 different yarns
Resources: points you towards books and websites with more information