It’s the time of the year when we enjoy the company of family
and friends as we celebrate the holidays. Here in the northern
hemisphere, we think of the holiday traditions to include snow,
cold weather, evergreens, and cozy times by the fireplace. Now
that I am older and understand some science, I realize that places
south of the equator are enjoying the long days of summer, while
we are enduring the Winter Solstice. Perspective is an interesting
Speaking of perspective, Eleonora Natili, our fashion runway reporter,
gives us her take on the Fall/Winter 2008 men’s knitwear
collections that were presented as part of the Mercedes-Benz Fashion
Week in New York. She will fill us in on the latest trends, fibers,
and colors for the season.
Michael del Vecchio introduces us to Kay Gardiner and Ann Shayne
in the Designer Spotlight. Kay and Ann met through an online knitting
site a number of years ago, and today you can keep up with the
conversation on their blog. It’s been two years since their
first book, Mason-Dixon Knitting: The Curious Knitter’s
Guide, was published, and their new book, Mason-Dixon
Knitting: Outside the Lines, is finally here. Take a sneak
peak beginning on page 22.
Meet Colleen East and Mary Arnold, the hand-dying team from Conjoined
Creations in our Get to Know series starting on page 38. These
Arizona ladies are taking the sock-knitting world by storm with
the introduction of Flat Feet. Who doesn’t
want to make more socks?
Of course we also have great designs to knit — forty-five
in all. It’s an outstanding group of projects not only in
design but in fiber diversity. We are very fortunate to have so
many choices today in the marketplace.
Until next time, enjoy your knitting, and wishing you and your
family a very happy and healthy New Year!