New Line/New Logo!

Posted on | August 3, 2013 | 9 Comments


A little more than 2 years ago, my life changed irrevocably with the arrival of a squalling, demanding, endearing, intoxicating, impossible, wonderful creature — my daughter, Olivia. On some level, I knew that I would have to shift my life around to accommodate this new presence, but at the time, I didn’t appreciate just how seismic a movement would be required.  I thought, somewhat naively, that I’d still be able to work at my full time job, maintain my relationships with my friends and (!) husband, and continue to knit and design at the pace I’ve established in the the years prior. For those of you who didn’t laugh in my face, thank you for humoring me. I discovered soon enough how sorely deluded I was.

Still, I managed to publish a few designs here and there — mainly collaborations with yarn shops, indie hand dyers, and book contributions as well as a few independently published baby knits.

The latter is obviously inspired by my new status as a parent. Baby knits are the perfect antidote to long, involved adult garments. They’re quick, don’t require a lot of yarn (I often find just the perfect match in my existing stash of oddballs and leftover skeins from bigger projects; or in my considerable collection of sock yarn), and the results are often quite satisfying. There is nothing like welcoming a new life into this world with a lovingly made handknit.

I asked my brother, a graphic design artist, to help me brand the kiddie branch of my design line. I had a few ideas about what I wanted the logo to include — a bunny (Olivia was born in the Chinese year of the rabbit), wee sweaters hanging on a clothesline, and a color theme that echoes the lovely color palette of Quince and Co. yarns, which made frequent appearances in my inaugural designs for Olivia. There were a couple of back and forth edits until he came up with a concept and design I loved. The line is called Piccoli Chinchio — which means Small Chinchios, referring both to my designs (small versions of sweaters I’d wear myself) and to my babies.

Yes, *babies*. Three months ago, my husband and I added another Chinchio to our brood. Meet Kyle! He’s wearing a forthcoming design (in Quince Chickadee).


9 Responses to “New Line/New Logo!”

  1. Jeneane
    August 3rd, 2013 @ 11:09 pm

    Congrats – I have a little dude too – I can’t wait to see your boy designs!!!!

    Love the logo.

  2. Kathy
    August 4th, 2013 @ 12:52 am

    Congratulations! I welcomed my son 9 weeks ago. I love your designs so hopefully your little man will inspire some lovely little man knits (which I find to be woefully lacking)

  3. Marri
    August 4th, 2013 @ 5:34 am

    Congrats Connie! Two months ago today we welcomed our own little fellow into the work and nothing has been the same since!

  4. Norah Gaughan
    August 4th, 2013 @ 5:45 am

    Connie, your new logo is unbeleivabley cute!
    Your son’s’s cutemess goes without sayiing :) Congrats.

  5. Mia
    August 4th, 2013 @ 7:45 am

    Your new baby is so beautiful!!! Congrats and I love the logo too!

  6. sylphette
    August 4th, 2013 @ 10:14 pm

    Can’t handle the cuteness! Congratulations on everything, most especially the little man!

  7. Kristen
    August 5th, 2013 @ 1:00 pm

    look at that face! congrats!
    can’t wait to see your new baby designs–my little man (6 months) needs fall and winter wear!

  8. Cara
    August 7th, 2013 @ 1:08 am

    Congratulations! He’s beautiful!

  9. Julia
    August 14th, 2013 @ 12:32 pm

    Congrats, Connie! I feel so out of touch! I had no idea that you had a second child. What a wonderful addition little Kyle must be!

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