Monday, August 04, 2008

gee's bend


gee's bend, originally uploaded by maryjanemidgemink.

Ok, I can't wait any longer, I've got a couple of sweaters in the up coming Color Style book by Pam Allen and Ann Budd. Take a Look at the preview which has me smiling like a happy-face. Just turn the first page and there you'll find a big double page spread of my Gee's Bend sweater. Some of my readers may remember how it all started...with a cup of tea and some favorite books and those amazing women from Gee's Bend who inspired my "lazy gal" style sweater, made of striped strips sewn together (good for take-along knitting)...And...clearly I for one, use all my leftover bits of yarn...The Charlie brown Nederland (below) is made with some of Gee's Bend scraps.


Oh I almost forgot! keep turning the pages of the preview and you'll see another sweater, Retro Andean, the sweater I once longed for and finally made! Not to mention the other amazing work by a fantastic group of designers, I'm pinching myself, that I'm included.

10 comments:

Eliza said...

Congrats! That's really exciting!!

Kri Kri said...

Brilliant! You make me want for fall and cozy sweaters! Great colors too! You are busy, girl!

nicole said...

What a lovely design! You've done the women of Gee's bend proud. Congratulations!

Miss Frugality said...

The sweater design is so beautiful! It must be great to see it in print after all your hard work.

Mary Jane said...

Thanks so much everybody!

kat coyle said...

Oh, great sweater! Color Style looks really good (of course!)

craftivore said...

Oh wow, congratulations! Love the Gee's Bend inspired sweater. I think those ladies have had an impact on generations to come.

a friend to knit with said...

i am utterly in LOVE with gee's bend!
and that cool page turning! loved that too. :)
CONGRATULATIONS!

Cristina said...

Gee Willikins, more like! It's gorgeous--yet another reason to want that book (the Bohus socks!). Sorry about your injury. I'm sticking with pistachios.

the Lady said...

Hooray for Art History class! I just found out about Gee's Bend - cool sweater name!