Gobsmacked: Your Blizzard Survival Reading
February 7, 2013
Blizzard survival kit for you tonight:
1.) An Australian terrier all jacked up on coffee to keep you from falling asleep in the snow.
And 2.) The Brooklyn Tweed Look Book, Winter 13 edition.
I don’t say this often, but here we go: I would like to knit every single thing in this book. All 18 of them.
I’m not going to drag n drop all the gorgeous photos over here, in the interest of time and copyright. But let’s just say that Jared Flood and his gang have cooked up their most beautiful, most wearable, and most interesting set of projects yet. It’s kind of incredible.
There’s a jacket by Michele Wang, Stowe, that you can wear two ways. Mittens by Veronik Avery, Pinion, that make me want to do intarsia, and that NEVER happens. And Fair Isle of a sort that could happen only in the 21st century, in Julie Hoover’s Kimmswick scarf.
You were speaking the other day about the importance of photography in knitting books. Here’s your proof. Jared Flood’s two-day shoot, up the river from your neck of the woods in Hudson, NY, captures so much: the beauty of winter, the grit and charm of a Hudson River town north of Poughkeepsie, and most of all, the faces and projects that are so lovely, so human.
For me, the most stunning part is the fact that these photographs were taken in January. I’m looking at this finished Look Book on February 7. The speed of production on this is awe inspiring. It makes the case for online publishing in a pretty stunning way.
One final blizzard survival tool: the Brooklyn Tweed Shelter shade card. It’ll keep you dreaming until the thaw.
Good luck, all you soon-to-be-snowbound folk.