Meet the designers!
One of the great pleasures of editing Sockupied is getting to work with designers and writers who are
clever, fun, and generally delightful. For Sockupied Spring 2013, the designers
got together for their very own blog tour.
The Sockupied team
gets to know designers a little bit as we correspond about the yarns, patterns,
and logistics, but in this series of blog posts we get to know more about their
inspirations, stories, and personalities. Visiting the posts, I came across
some favorite new facts about the designers of these great socks. (Jennifer Crowley even created a series about the process of proposing and designing her Totem Socks for the issue, a great resource for knitters interested in designing for future issues of Sockupied.)
|The idea for Claire Ellen's Uloborus Socks was sparked
by Shelob, the spider from the J.R.R. Tolkein novel The Two Towers. (Also, she'd just finished designing the motif the
very day we asked her if she had an idea for Sockupied. Great timing!)
Kim Haesemeyer uses her knitting time to process her day, so
she has to knit a bit in the evening.
Perhaps inspired by her little one, Alice Yu has the urge to
design some knitwear for children.
Thanks so much to Rachel, Jennifer, Claire, Kim, and Alice
for this peek! (And thanks especially to Jennifer and Kim for hosting the blog
tour.) You guys are the best.
With 5 new knitted sock patterns, tips for colorful cuffs, and techniques for knitting two socks at a time, the Summer 2013 Sockupied eMag is just what sock knitters are looking for.