It's old news now, but a little while back we decided to freshen up the look of our knitting community. We wanted it to have more of a community feel, so they asked me to design a new banner and change the colors around.
A new banner sounded exciting, so I quickly got to work googling images for inspiration. Thanks to flickr and ravelry there are tons of great knitting shots, but surprisingly the best image I found for my purposes was a stock photo!
Besides having a shirtless male front and center, and using big chunky yarn and straight plastic needles, this photo was perfect (For the record: I don't have a problem with males either knitting or shirtless, or knitting with big chunky yarn and straight plastic needles. In fact, my husband has been knitting a blanket on huge plastic needles and super chunky yarn for a long time. He usually wears a shirt while doing that! It just didn't fit the look I was going for :) ) I asked for volunteer models from the staff here, and found a place to take my picture.
Contrary to popular belief, we here at KP headquarters don't sit around knitting & drinking tea all day, and we really don't have a cozy couch for everyone to sit at. This photo was taken in our cold, dark warehouse on a charming rusty old daybed. We took a video so you you could see for yourself. See it here.
EDIT - Alison gave me the code to embed the video. How fancy!
Hope you like the new look!
PS-- The models in the header are, from L to R, Kerin, Nina, Alison, Marci & Melissa. Angela was in some of the photos, but I ended up using one without her for the final. Sorry, Angela! You are there in spirit. :)