*Mrs. Doubtfire voice* Heellllooooooo! After a hard few weeks of health stuff and job stuff, I quit my sales job so I can focus on finishing this bad boy full-time. Did I mention I miss coffee? I am not sure exactly what happened to my brain in the last couple years (besides the absence of … Continue reading March Update
Greetings, friends of Great Northern! Here’s hoping that wherever you are, you’re cozy and warm and surrounded by family, friends and crafts. We’re still chugging along on the book. Have a Happy Holiday season and a wonderful new year! Let’s make this one infinitely better than the last. We’ll see you in 2018! ❤ Leah … Continue reading December Update
Diane, I hope you’re sitting down. Leah here, and I have some news. I would like to officially announce that the following wonderful folks will have essays in our book! Stacey Winklepleck You may know Stacey from her role with the fantastic Knit Picks Independent Designer Program. Teresa and I also know her as a … Continue reading November Update
Hi everyone! We have news! the release date for the full, print version of Great Northern is July! we’re having a great conversation over in the re-watch threads on Ravelry. There’s still over 7 weeks to go – please join us! we’re in the process of lining up some great people to write mini-essays for … Continue reading April 2017 Update
This post is for those wondering “what yarns will I need to knit Great Northern patterns?” Here’s an alphabetical list of the yarns we are using, followed by pattern details. Are you stash-diving yet? 🙂 Berroco Comfort DK Berroco North Star Berroco Peruvia Quick CSDye Suspect Sport Ewe Ewe Wooly Worsted Fancy Tiger Crafts Heirloom … Continue reading Yarn for Great Northern
Those backers who selected an early digital download of one Great Northern sweaters can go stash diving: your options are here! From Another Place Leah Coccari-Swift Yarn: Mrs. Crosby Steamer Trunk, Hot Pimento and Squid Ink And Leah’s created a fantastic modification for this one! See the sneak peek below, also in Mrs. Crosby Steamer … Continue reading First Two Sweaters!
This is my first completed sweater for the Twin Peaks-inspired collection, and it is called From Another Place. I thought I’d get some better photos of it today while there was beautiful light. It’s so lovely out, still! Hang on, sunshine! This is me in my bedroom, channeling someone much more glamorous, like Audrey Horne. … Continue reading A Quick and Dirty Photoshoot with Leah
Make Great Northern happen and support our Kickstarter! There’s more to Great Northern than just sweaters (though we know you love sweaters too!) Twin Peaks is a show rife with symbolism. Many of these symbols have permeated our collective culture and become readily recognizable short-hand for the show and its themes. I wanted to use … Continue reading Symbolism and Twin Peaks: Design Sneak Peek
I’ll be talking a bit more about why I like Maddy’s character in a few weeks. But for now, I wanted to share with you all a little bit about the design I’ve drawn from her wardrobe for Great Northern. One of my major goals in creating this collection was to give Twin Peaks fans, … Continue reading Twin Peaks Maddy Poncho: Design Inspiration
I recently got some very exciting packages in the mail. These two yarns will soon be sweaters for Great Northern! Harrisville Highland Fancy Tiger Crafts Heirloom Romney Teresa has also recently posted some of her designs for the collection (two of them are finished!), and they are so beautiful! More sketches and photos are in … Continue reading More Yarn Support!