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Galleries, Part 1: Knits Summer 2009

May 18, 2009

We've been doing the Knitting Daily Galleries for two years now, and each and every one of them is different; each and every one a delight in its own way.

This one was different for me, because it was the first time I couldn't be in Colorado for the photoshoot, cheering on the Gallery Gals from behind-the-scenes. But fortunately, I had lots of help in the Loveland office, and at left you see the gang responsible for this season's Gallery fun: Allison, Trish, Sharon, Toni, and Karen. The delight for me came in seeing how the Gallery Gals posed and styled themselves for each photo! They really got into the spirit of the shoot, bringing their own accessories and making sure everything looked great.

This group photo is really useful as it shows you our five Gallery Gals next to each other, so you can compare heights--the range is 4' 11" (Trish) to 5' 8" (Sharon). There's also a range of ages and body types, as you can see.

In other words: We listened. A few weeks back, we published a survey where we asked you various questions about the Galleries, and many of you said you wished there were taller models, and older models, and so forth. Given that we can only use folks who happen to work for us, and who happen to be in the Loveland office the day of the photoshoot, I think this is a pretty cool group to show off the lovely fashions in Interweave Knits Summer 2009.

We have three Galleries for you today: The Akomeogi TunicSpidery Tank, and Grotto Wrap. Come back on Wednesday, when our Gallery Gals will have three more pretty garments to show you!

If you haven't gotten your copy of Knits Summer 2009 yet, ask for it at your local yarn shop; or purchase it online from us. You won't be sorry; there are so many pretty summer tops and gift items this issue that it's hard for me to choose which one I want to knit myself!

-- Sandi



Sandi Wiseheart is the editor of Knitting Daily.

What's on Sandi's needles? I'm swatching for baby gifts for my new nieces-to-be! Meanwhile, I'm working on a pair of socks (as usual), and I just finished spinning some lovely hand dyed wool on my handspindle. (I'm getting into all kinds of fiber trouble, apparently.)

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Knitterjee wrote
on May 19, 2009 4:06 AM
It feels as though the purpose of the 'gallery' - to show women across a larger range of sizes modeling the finished items - has been lost, as there is more uniformity of body shape within the group of women shown. It is great to see how a little change here and there would be useful, but would be even better to see how the patterns have been adapted across a true RANGE of sizes.
LauraJ@2 wrote
on May 18, 2009 1:11 PM
5'8" is not that tall -- keep trying. and there are lots more shapes out there too!