Harry Meets Josh
Okay, so I am a bit star struck! One mega highlight of attending the yarn tradeshow (Winter TNNA show) last week was meeting Josh Bennett in person and chatting with him. As my daughter put it, “Yeah Dad, you were cool on the outside, but inside you were saying ‘OMG, OMG, OMG!!!!!’ ” Yup, that about sums it up. Got my signed copy of Rowan Magazine 51 which has Josh as featured designer as well. He seems genuinely happy and stoked, and was a hit strutting his stuff on the fashion show runway! He looked like he was having fun at the show meeting and greeting, and I wish him every success in the future. Check out this short video Josh Bennett Interview where Josh discusses the inspiration behind the Rowan sweater collection. And you can download the six Rowan patterns for free!
Also at the show, I got to meet Jennifer Burt in person (Managing Editor, Love of Knitting), and she told me that my “fabulous vest” (her words!) was going for its photo shoot in a couple of weeks! I’m very excited about this men’s summer vest design, and can’t wait to see how it looks on the model and in the magazine. The summer issue is due out on May 1st, but Jennifer said that I could mention that a sneak peek preview of the vest should be on the Love of Knitting website around April 25.
I’m also working on a hat and scarf set for the Fall issue of Love of Knitting. Of course, I can’t share the design or any swatch photos at this point, but be sure to stay tuned for future updates. I design with men in mind, but so far, my accessory designs are as popular with women as men. I suspect this hat and scarf will appeal to both as well.