Well, it’s time to relax, take a deep breath and get on with our non-political lives. It’s closure. But this time, I’m talking about “real” ones – the type that are used to close cardigans and jackets. And there are some amazing ones out there. Some of my favorites come from Anthropologie, which seems to have a focus on interesting closures. Notice the covered snaps attached to the rolled knitted fabric – almost looks like thick i-cord – on the neckline to the left. Pretty cool….. So for the next couple blog entries, we will be exploring various types of closures and how they can impact your projects.
This Week’s Designs
Designed by one of my favorite designers of bags, Mary Nolfi, the Paris Carpetbag is the ideal bridge between a tote that can carry an extra pair of shoes, an umbrella and a spare sweater and a bag that’s roomy enough for one or more of your UFO’s. The Paris bag is crocheted in Country’s Spice House, Charcoal and Black in dense textured post stitches and is surprisingly sturdy and keeps its shape well – and certainly will draw rave reviews!
And the Apogee knitted capelet/jacket, designed by Kristin Omdahl, is another perfect blend design, one that can be worn as a capelet, or, tied around the waist, as a jacket. The flow of the easy feather-and-fan stitch and the drape of Spa makes this piece so incredibly versatile. Misty Taupe is the color, a perfect shade to wear at work or out in the evening.