Sunday, August 23, 2015

Knit It Black Photoshoot!

Whew! The last few days have been a whirl. Vivian is here to shoot another project for Malabrigo (that I've been coordinating) so I scrambled to finish the Knit it Black knits and shoot them on the same trip. Travis was kind enough to break from his pie-baking to snap a few backstage shots on his phone: 

Sexy garage set!

Task-mistress Pog checkin' out our progress. 

So proud!

There are a few more on my Instagram, if you scroll back a little. I'm really grateful that the 90+ degree heat laid off on the day of the shoot, lemme tell ya! Pog was a real trooper, too (though I only made her hang out for a few photos.) I can't show you the final shots yet (they're not yet edited, Vivian would murder me, hehe) but when we were scrolling through the results and saw these two together, we agreed that they needed to be gif-ized:


And that, ladies and gentlemen, is my ass. You're welcome. 

If you would like to pre-order the collection at a little bit of a discount, help me help some black dogs and cats, or just support dat ass, there's another week or so left on the Knit it Black Kickstarter ;-) 

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Black Goodies to Chic Up Your Crafting

As long as we're celebrating all things knittery and black, I thought I'd whip up an all-black tools & goodies post! Please join me on my indulgent fantasy-shopping journey...

Lantern Moon makes some incredibly lux ebony knitting needles, including this interchangeable set.

I've talked about The Sexy Knitter's tool tins before... well, they now come in BLACK. Ooh la la!

Did you know that Blue Moon Fiber Arts has a whole spectrum of black colorways, called the Raven Clan? Oh yes. Oh yes yes yes.

Fringe Supply Co. sells several types of gorgeous black scissors.

Want to try some weaving? Wood Creek Looms come in several stains, one a gorgeous black.

It's not always easy to get your hands on Northbound Knitting yarn, but there's a reason for that: the most gorgeous blacks and grays you've ever seen.

This adorable project bag from givemeacrown would be perfect for small projects, notions, or heck, toiletries.

At wildwoolfarm, you can "adopt" Black Jack the goat!

Beautiful shiny buttons from MellowMoonSupply!

Awesome steggo needle gauge from sevenyaks.

Gorgeous yarn bowl by MorninGloriPottery

Mmm, the ultimate knitting bag as far as I'm concerned: a soft black leather tote by sord.

Even though Knit It Black has met it's goal, I still have a few black-related blog posts and such to go up, so I'm gonna do 'em anyway! Plus, we're still working on the stretch goal, there are still some groovy prizes, and it's a good chance to snag the collection for a few bucks less than the final price ;-)

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Knit It Black for Black Dogs and Cats

I can finally reveal what I've been working on - an all-black knitwear collection to benefit animal rescue charities (and specifically those that focus on black dogs and cats, who are often the last to be adopted and the first to be euthanized.) I'm running a Kickstarter to help offset the costs of producing the collection  - photography, materials, editing, etc - and it just went live this morning. Please, if you have a second to check it out and consider donating, that would be wonderful. There are great prizes for donors- patterns, copies of the collection, yarn, kits, pet goodies... and I think the collection itself is going to be lovely (if you aren't actually into wearing a lot of black, you can, of course, knit it up in other colors ;-) ) Expect a mix of garments and accessories, in fairly classic silhouettes, at a variety of difficulty/intensity levels (but nothing too brutal.)

For more info, click the video above, or you can click through here to read all about it!

I will, I'm sure, be talking more about this project as the month wears on- but for now suffice it to say that I'm pretty darn excited about how it's shaping up!

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