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Melissa's Blog – March 2008 Archive (5)

Gloss Lace and Shadow

Here's all the colors of Gloss Lace and Shadow side by side in natural light. It was overcast today, which is perfect for color accurate photos! The top photo is Gloss Lace. The four… Continue

Added by Melissa on March 27, 2008 at 12:08pm — 3 Comments

Shimmer in the sun

Teri very nicely requested a photo of the new Shimmer colors lined up in natural light. It would have been best if it were overcast, but the sun is shining brightly today, so the shadows in the photo are a little harsh. Nonetheless, here is Shimmer on my desk in the sun (color corrected to be as accurate as I can make it).…


Added by Melissa on March 25, 2008 at 11:30am — 8 Comments

Cast your vote!

A few months ago I knit Eunny Jang's stunning Autumn Rose Pullover from Simply Shetland 4 out of blue and green Palette colors, and it's been a hit in the office and on Ravelry.

At our September catalog planning meeting yesterday we decided that there would be no better way showcase our upcoming new colors of Palette (that's why so many Palette colors are… Continue

Added by Melissa on March 20, 2008 at 11:00am — 89 Comments

Styling new yarn

A lot of my job entails staging pretty pictures of yarn, which can be hard work! You see, center pull balls are wonderfully convenient for the knitter, but they aren't particularly photogenic, so I often end up skeining dozens and dozens of balls of yarn. This… Continue

Added by Melissa on March 19, 2008 at 1:30pm — 9 Comments

Fearless Sweater Modification


How I Learned to Stop Worrying About Flat Pattern Construction by Modifying It

I have a confession to make: I've never knit a sweater flat. The first sleeveless top that I made was in the round, and ever since I've never seen a compelling reason not to knit all of my sweaters that way. Oh, I certainly knit certain parts flat and sew them together, but with every sweater I've made there's always been an "in the round" component (whether it was written into the… Continue

Added by Melissa on March 7, 2008 at 11:56am — 3 Comments

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