Another well regarded yarn has finally fallen into my hands - Brooklyn Tweed! I got some lovely skeins of Shelter in the color way Blanket Fort. I'll be using this yarn much later on in the year for an autumn/winter release. It will mostly likely be a top-down, seamless raglan pullover. As always, I'm very excited to be working with this yarn. Every yarn line has it's own characteristics, personality and feel that are best suited for certain projects (cable, lace, color work, or even the type of garment you want to make) - and I am still learning which combination of yarn and pattern go the best together. Thankfully it's a fun endeavor to discover these possibilities (though maybe not so on my bank account!).
While we are on the topic of Brooklyn Tweed, I love looking through their look books for every knitwear collection they release. The designs, photography and the models are just perfectly done and so well executed. The designs they release are remarkably innovative and unique and make me think "Huh, how did I not think of that before?". That's the remarkable thing about designing - while there are so many possibilities for patterns, sometimes the deceptively simple patterns are the best ones (I say deceptive because the construction on many of their garments look a bit challenging but they use simple design elements - cable, stockinette, or striping...).
I would be lying if I didn't say that I would love to be a good enough designer to even have the chance to work with that company. However, as I haven't reached that point yet that's not going to happen anytime soon, but hey, that's not going to stop me from learning, growing and (most importantly) trying!