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Archive for November, 2011

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

Also, an update on Carrie Hoge’s little Immie. She’s wearing the really, really adorable Leila Cap again. But this version is made in Chickadee (color Pomegranate) for a larger size. The original Leila, on the new-born Immie, was worked in the lighter-weight Tern.

Immie used to do a lot of sleeping, but nowadays, she does a lot of this (below).

Monday, November 7th, 2011

Got scarf ideas? Bet you do. And we’d love to see ‘em.

We can’t imagine winter without a scarf around the neck—or one on the needles. So we’re putting together a Q&Co collection of favorite scarves. And we want your ideas. Whether you favor the classic scarf—long and narrow–or a cozy cowl or a little shawl for’round your shoulders, we want to see whatever it is you’d reach for on a cold, blustery day.

Okay—we’re a little late putting out this scarf call (hey, it’s in the 50’s today and we’re not as good at thinking ahead as we might be). But a scarf in January is as good (or better) as one in November, no?

So send us your perfect-scarf ideas! We’d like to see them by Dec. 1. And if we choose your design, we’ll send you yarn to work it up by Jan 5. You’ll get to keep your scarf (when we’ve finished shooting it) and every time we sell your pattern, you’ll get a royalty. How’s that?

To submit your scarf design, please send a rough sketch (don’t worry about your drawing skills, we have good imaginations) and a swatch (in any yarn) to:

Scarf Call
Quince and Company
142 high St.
610
Portland, ME 04101

And we’ll take it from there. Thanks!

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

We put out a new pattern every week. We aim for Tuesday, sometimes we make Wednesday, and once in a while we scramble for Thursday. A new pattern every week means: Coming up with a design, getting it knitted, getting the pattern written, getting the pattern tech-edited, finding a model and good weather, shooting, doing a photo edit, laying out the pattern, uploading the pattern to the website, designing an e-letter, sending out the e-letter.

No small thing.

And this week, well–we tried. But we just couldn’t pull it off.

So we went to our (slim) archive, and what did we see? Tonye in a Nasturtium version of the State Street Cowl. Why not?

We had to choose between the serious Tonye against the ultra modern gray siding (above) and the more familiar smiling Tonye against a painted brick wall that doesn’t exactly complement the color of the piece (below). Hard choice. But we couldn’t resist that grin.