Saturday, July 28, 2007
Marimekko corporation is one of the leading Finnish textile and clothing design companies. Established in 1951 this company has high-quality clothing and interior textiles. I especially liked the designer fabrics.
The fabric pattern I selected is called Fiesta by designer Elina Keltto. I selected this pattern because of the colors and pattern could be used to inspire a jewelry design. There are three color patterns available, I used two of them for my palettes that were similar in colors.
Designed fabric by Elina Keltto
Thursday, July 26, 2007
Tofutsies Yarn ( Toe-foot-sies ) is the best product that I have come across for knitting socks. I am not a professional sock knitter but from my experience with this yarn I think it is the greatest. 50% Superwash Wool, 25% Soysilk brand fiber, 22.5% cotton, 2.5% Chitin ( made from shrimp and crab shells ) Machine wash and dry.
The color I selected to knit my first pair of socks was called "Off on the Right Foot". For the next pair of socks I used a nice color called "Ten Foot Tall". Here are my color palettes below.