I've never looked at one fiber artists work and thought of how well it would go with another artist's creations. There was this really amazing revelation this morning when I was surveying the work of my latest independent artists designs, Sandy Chapman, when I had this feeling that her designs would pair up perfectly with another great artist I'd covered in the past. So I went in search of the second artist and it hit me like a bolt, Taiga Hilliard! After doing a quick brush up of Taiga Hilliard's designs I knew these two knit designers would complement each other very well.
I'll admit that writing about one designer is usually plenty for me, however, today I have decided to write about two designers. Both designers are amazing and of course neither designer's work has anything to do with the other, the similarities are strictly in my own mind. This may help my readers find a unique gift for a loved one or the perfect little outfit for their own baby.
As suggested above I will be focusing on baby projects. Why? Because I have at least 3 to make this year for friends or family. Sort of keeps you focused on the task ahead. :) I know many other people are always on the lookout for great infant projects either for donation or for gift giving. (Disclaimer: please ask your family doctor before using ANYTHING in an infant's bed other than a secure mattress sheet)
While Sandy Chapman of Mother of Purl Patterns designs projects other than baby blankets and infant clothes, I was especially taken with her infant designs. Her blankets and infant bonnets are stunning. So like a perfect meal and dessert pairing, the designs of Taiga Hilliard of Cashmere Junkie and the Sandy Chapman go very well together. I like to think of this blog as a menu of sorts. Each pairing will spark your imagination and lead you to become more interested in trying a new course. (I think the analogy works )
There's nothing more delicious to a knitter then finding the perfect pairs. I hope today's blog has helped you put your imagination in gear! Thank you to the Cashmere Junkie and to Mother of Purl Patterns for all their incredible work. I genuinely enjoyed writing this blog!
**Opinions expressed on blogs about which I write are the opinion of the blog authors and DO NOT necessarily reflect my own opinion.