It's a lovely bit of serendipity when your work life and hobby collide. My major form of making is knitting. I love how two simple stitches—knit and purl—can be combined to create the most intricate lacework or simple, practical pieces. UPPERCASE friend Blue Sky Alpacas has released a new set of patterns featuring illustration instead of photography. When I first saw these they reminded me of flipping through Simplicity pattern books with my mom.
These stunning packages were art directed by Blue Sky owner Linda Niemeyer, designed by Amy Westburg, and photographed and illustrated by Nate Hager, Creative Imaging Specialist at Blue Sky.
The projects use one or two balls of Blue Sky's Royal Petites—perfect for holiday knitting projects! I took the samples that the Blue Sky team sent along up to the mountains on a recent holiday. This lovely, soft and luminescent yarn is an absolute joy to work with.