are you ready for your closeup?
a little over a year ago, i became obsessed with a particular $1600 handbag. as it turned out, i was not alone. together with a determined band of knitters, we devised a pattern that paid homage to that design.
requests for the pattern have come in from all over the world...singapore, australia, france, finland, japan, turkey, cleveland. the lovely ana from brazil was nice enough to translate the pattern into portugese, so we've been able to share it with knitters there in their native tongue (beijos ana!) it has been a blast to see just how small our knitting universe can be.
from the start, the intent was to create a pattern that paid homage to the original. but even more amazing to me has been the originality it has inspired in those who have truly made the pattern your own. i guess this happens in knitting all the time. i just feel like i've kinda had a front-row seat with the fakie.
anyhoo, along the way, i've collected images from some of you. i finally uploaded some of them to a photo gallery on flickr. have a fake-a-gamo finito of your own you'd like to share? i hope you'll upload it here! and it's still not to late to email me for your own free pattern. think of it as a fresh accessory for your spring wardrobe. yeah, i'm thinking of spring...never too early, right?
the amazing may (creator of not one, but TWO fab fakies) has created a wonderful tutorial for lining your fake-a-gamo. she is kind enough to share it here.
Posted by knitlit kate at 4:25 PM