Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Vogue Knitting and The Fiber Factor

I know, the blog isn't spiffy and whipped into shape yet.  I'll get to that soon, but today I feel a tiny bit of explanation is order for why this blog has been so dormant, why am I resurrecting it plus I have some exciting news that just can't wait.

Two things, or rather, two entities.  Vogue Knitting Magazine and The Fiber Factor  are primarily the reasons.

I'm pretty sure most people reading this will know who and what Vogue Knitting is so there isn't much need to explain that. Some though may not know who or what The Fiber Factor was and is.  The Fiber Factor was (and is) an online knit design competition fashioned after Project Runway.  I say was and is when referring to The Fiber Factor because season one is done, and season two will be starting very soon. (apply for season two in January).  The reason I mention The Fiber Factor here is because I was one of the 12 designers chosen to compete in season one. I won 3 out of 6 of the regular season challenges and moved on to the finals for the 7th challenge. It was a very fun, very grueling experience I will speak much of in the future, but for now I'm merely mentioning it because of what is happening right now at this very point in time.

Because of The Fiber Factor, I have a new design in the Winter 2014-2015 issue of Vogue Knitting!!!!  I know right!?!?!?!  EEK!!!!!  Trisha Malcolm the editor in chief of Vogue Knitting and Karin Skacel CEO of Skacel Collection got together and Vogue presented the four finalists of The Fiber Factor season one, another challenge.  Early this summer Vogue challenged my fellow finalists and I to design a Chanel inspired piece and once again we, the finalists, are in a head to head, toe to toe competition.  The twist this time is the panel of judges is YOU! Anyone and everyone can have their say and vote for the design of their choice.

You can vote NOW, after viewing the issue preview, wait until you have your copy of the magazine in hand, or wait until the 360 look video comes out BUT, you have to vote by midnight EST January 15th.  The winner will be announced during the runway show at Vogue Knitting Live in NYC January  17th!!!

I'm not going to tell you who to vote for, but an all expense paid trip to NYC or LA would be kinda cool, I'm not gonna lie.  ;)

Included on the webpage where you can vote for the design you like, you can also view a video of myself and fellow Fiber Factor peeps.  Ahhhh yes, the videos, remember in the last post where I said I had made a fool of myself a few times?  Um, yeah, the videos are pretty much what I was referring to.  All my Fiber Factor videos, all the videos I made for The Fiber Factor KAL I did this summer for one of my winner designs, Bravura, and now a video for Vogue Knitting briefly explaining my design process are now on youtube forevermore. Let's just say the videos are not my forte.  ;)

So here you go, follow this link and vote for the design you like.  Cast Your Vote

Oh, not to sway your decision in anyway but, this is my design:

Talk to you soon, and thank you for voting.


Monday, November 24, 2014

Let's try this...again.

Greetings from far far away!  You might notice a little change here at the blog.  I'm trying.  Its been a long time since I even looked at this blog. I'm going to have to re-learn everything.  Ugh. But I have lots and lots of things to share, lots and lots to show you, lots and lots to teach you, and, well, frankly, I just feel like talking again.

The past couple of years have been a whirlwind of change and adventure.

I made a fool of myself. Again. A few times. No big surprise there, but this time in a much more public manner than usual, perhaps you saw it.  No worries, its still out there in the ether for now and for always. I also did a few things I'm very proud of and I have plans for the future I had never even considered before. The kids have gotten older, the grandkids have gotten older, and regrettably I have gotten older. BUT I wanna talk about it.  So over the next couple of weeks I will get this blog all snarky and fresh, and begin telling you about everything.

Talk to you soonish.