Thursday, September 16, 2010

Once in a lifetime opportunity

Yesterday I received once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, for making some designs for new Koigu magazine.

If you have read my blog previously, you know how big Koigu fan I am. Taiu, who is one of the owners of this yarn company, found me some time ago from Facebook and turned out she’s Estonian like I am.
She sent me some Koigu yarn and their first published book, “Knits from a Painters Palette”.

Yesterday, when I came from fittest club and opened my mailbox, I found e-mail from Kathryn Merrick, who’s a knitting designer in Interweave Press and puts together Koigu’s new magazine.
Taiu recommended me to make some designs there! Can you believe it? I can’t!

But they’re both very helpful and I’m going to do this. We agreed that they will send me some yarn and after receiving them I start working.

It’s a challenge for me, because English is not my first language and so far I’ve done only simple patterns, like fingerless gloves.
Garments with different size calculations are a big work for me, but I already have some ideas and I’m eager to try.
But it all depends on yarns and they texture. I don’t know what I will get and all my ideas may not be perfect for them.

Anyway, I’ll keep you updated and I’m so happy to get this opportunity. Now, when I’m not completely satisfied with my work in newspaper, a new challenge is definitely something which keeps me motivated.

Here's some works I've done before with Koigu yarn:


Kaja said...

Oh Congrats! This is absolutely fantastic!

And free yarn!! YAY!

gr8jewellery said...

You have gorgeous work, congratulations on the magazine feature! :)

Star of the East said...

Fabulous new creations!

Rita alias alatvian said...


Good luck and much fun!!!

Nancy van den Boom said...

That's wonderful! enjoy!!

Kreativlink said...

Wohooo! Congrats! I'm sure you'll shine! :)

baahar said...

Wonderful opportunity indeed. I wish someone would send me their yarn too .. preferably with a pattern though :) That way I would only have to knit on :)

All the best. I'm sure you will make the best of this opportunity.

Ann said...

baahar, maybe you should consider becoming a test knitter? :)))

X by Leina Neima said...

Palju ├Ánne ja muidugi inspiratsiooni ikka ka!

At Home Mommy Knits said...


Holly said...

That is just awesome. The yarn looks beautiful! Saw you on FB at the SITS page and came by to say hi! I knit, but not well...lots of scarves! You have some amazing work here.

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