Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Talitha Kuomi, Me and Moses

Several months ago, I was doing my favorite Saturday morning activity--leisurely surfing the web for patterns (aka postponing housework).  I ran across a designer on Ravelry who had given such lovely names to her designs. Names like "opposite shore", "line upon line" and "pleasant places". I commented to Talitha that I liked the pretty names and she replied that she also admired my unraveled yarns and had been wanting to create a design based on recycled yarn.

A few hours later we had hatched a plan to work together!  I sent Talitha the yarn from an LL Bean wool sweater that I found at Goodwill for $4 (with the $49.95 price tag still attached!).

Talitha used the yarn to design and create "Moses"--the cutest little mouse you've ever seen! When I make mine, I'm going to stuff him with lima beans and lavender.

The pattern for Moses and enough yarn to make him will be included in 50 of the  Phat Fiber January Sample Boxes which will go on sale January 16  at 9 a.m and 6 p.m. CST (for about 2 minutes--you have to be quick to snag one!). The theme this month is Chinese New Year and it promises to be a spectacular collection of gorgeous fiber, yarn, patterns and accessory sampling!

I'm thrilled that Talitha wanted to work with me. Her bold and beautiful Wild Olive Beret was featured in this winter’s gift collection by Interweave Knits. And, Knitscene named her one of the top ten designers to watch for in 2011! 

It’s been a lot of fun getting to know Talitha. She’s such a creative and beautiful stay-at-home young mother. We corresponded a lot over the last few months and I  love the way she writes about her children and family and how she enjoys artistic, natural and beautiful things like gardening, designing, cooking and singing and sharing those joys with her children.

I wasn’t as accomplished when I was a stay-at-home mom, but I surely loved it. If I had a thousand lives to live, I’d live them all as a stay-at-home mom.

Check back here on Box Day, January 16 for a contest to win a copy of Talitha's Moses pattern and any hank of yarn from my Etsy store.

Happy new year! Happy knitting!

1 comment:

  1. Talitha is very talented and I absolutely love the beret she designed. Congrats to Talitha in being chosen as one of the top ten designers to watch in 2011!
    Thanks for the inspiration Carol. I always enjoy reading your blog posts and have become quite addicted to shopping at your Etsy store.