Happy New Year!

Posted on | January 11, 2010 | 7 Comments

I am composing a year end wrap up post, but it’s hard! My sense of knitting time is all turned around due to the nature of publishing lead times. I find myself knitting camisoles and short sleeved pullovers in the winter and heavy alpaca coats in the summer.

So, while I try to figure out what I did and when, I wanted to share something new my brother made. Brian, who crafts my indie pattern layouts, has been hard at work at school building his designer’s portfolio for his impending graduation and future job search. My favorite illustration among his newest is this one:


I love how most of it is in black and white except for the touches of yellow in the mouse’s cheese, the cat’s eyes, and the glow of the windows.

Happy new year everyone!


7 Responses to “Happy New Year!”

  1. thea
    January 11th, 2010 @ 8:00 pm

    That’s amazing! Love the details and the expression on the cat.

    My kids have taken a look and are already working up a story all about the cat and mouse. So thanks for keeping us busy the rest of the evening. Now I can get some knitting done :-)

  2. Gudrun
    January 11th, 2010 @ 9:45 pm

    What a delightful illustration! Much admired by myself and Maya!

  3. Kendyl Young
    January 11th, 2010 @ 10:27 pm

    That reminds me of the Cat Bus on My Neighbor, Totoro… a favorite in our house! Very nice.

  4. Tasha
    January 13th, 2010 @ 1:51 pm

    My favorite little detail is the top hats that they are wearing. The whole plate is, however, very charming. Good luck to your brother on a promising career!

  5. mary jane
    January 14th, 2010 @ 9:26 pm

    Happy New Year! Love the drawing what a talent that boy is, thanks for sharing.

  6. Steven Lee
    January 15th, 2010 @ 11:29 pm

    Happy New Year, Connie! Speaking of lead times, Knitscene Ithacan Edition (I mean…. Winter/Spring 2010) just rolled into our shop today. Three beautiful designs from you and one from Laura. You should take a break from knitting and look at some of your “old” designs as they finally come off the press! Congrats! And thanks for mentioning us :-)

  7. Jean
    January 16th, 2010 @ 12:27 pm

    Happy new year! The illustration is wonderful and I agree about the touches of yellow. So talented!

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