Monday, 13 April 2015

We have LIFT OFF!!!

That's right, knit and destroy has left planet earth and I'm floating about in outer space...ok, so maybe that's a slight exaggeration, but, there is a new collection out, and that definitely is intergalactic!

I have been fascinated with space for years, I remember going to the London Planetarium age 9 and having my mind blown, coming home with a poster of 'space' (I think it was a galaxy)that lived on my bedroom wall for years. I must admit, my dinosaur obsession took over for a few years but the moon and stars were always there to gaze at and the love of space never went away.  

As well as real space, there are so many great films,fictions, music and fashions that use 'space' as inspiration, I was really excited to have a go at making my own space inspired creations.

It was tough to decide on what to focus on for this, there were almost aliens and UFOs too but I figured I can save them for another collection and make this one about the planets.  

This collection sees the return of glow in the dark knits, as well as glitter yarns and some space dye. I had lots of fun putting this collection together, playing with new yarns and making the biggest cushion I have ever attempted. 

We all know that the moon glows in the dark, this cushion and scarf are no exception. 

It's not all about the moon though, when I dreamed up this collection, I knew that Saturn would need to feature in it, and it definitely does, with this large shaped cushion that gives Saturn the shine it deserves...

I couldn't stop at one Saturn and got the super-talented Ben Cooney to design this non-knitted treat of a brooch that is a pretty pastel planet by day, and by night it GLOWS!!

Not wanting to leave any planets of the solar system out, I also designed this scarf which has Saturn along with all it's spacey friends knitted into the design.

Go and check out the full collection over at my shop...and keep a look out for the final design in the collection which is coming soon! 

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