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It's hard to believe 2016 is more than half over.  I feel like I have knit a bazillion of these great crumpled tanks over the summer.  Linen and silk-wrapped stainless steel is a great combination!  I still have a few of these at the studio in chocolate, graphite, saffron, ink and natural.  They are lightweight and very sheer - perfect over a tank or sundress for these last few weeks of sultry summer.  I am just busting out the merino wool and so excited to start knitting fall/winter.  Stay tuned...

Cinematic Inspiration

I don't have cable TV, so I always miss the Oscars.  But for me costumes in the movies hold an irresistible appeal, and I pay attention to these supporting characters, especially the knitwear.  Of course.  Here are a few favorites from the top of my head.  Audrey Hepburn, who was a knitter in real life, knitting that giant red scarf(?) as Holly Golightly in "Breakfast at Tiffany's" - oh so charming. How do you not fall in love with her? Lyra in "Golden Compass" wearing her gorgeous bulky coat, which looks like it was knit from Noro yarn.  You just know that she will remain safe & warm and retain her innocence in that pink/orange palette.  Trinity exudes the sheer bleakness of her situation in her Skif sweaters in "Matrix." She smolders "Do not F--- with me." Jennifer Beals in those legwarmers and ripped sweatshirt in "Flashdance" was it on a stick as far as I was concerned in the 80's.  There is the goofy holiday sweater scene in "Bridget Jones' Diary" which had me doubled over.  And lately, it seems like I get asked to make the Katniss wrap or some chunky cowl from "Highlander".  Of course, these soft armor pieces are beautiful creations.  I love the boldness, resourcefulness and courage they bring to the strong female characters. Not only can they kick ass, but when they finish up with you, they will go home and whip up their own clothing, thank you very much.   Maybe one day I will see one of my very own sweaters on the silver screen.  A girl can dream, can't she?!