I started to design when my best friend had a baby girl 17yrs ago, but have just recently gotten serious about it. I have four patterns in a children's book coming out this year BOHO BABY by KAT COYLE and one design in KNITSIMPLE FALL 2007 and one in KNITSCENE FALL 2007. I own a shop in Silverlake, Calf and live only two blocks away with my two dogs-Lucy and Cerino.
I am either going to use two colors of Calmer or Calmer and Kid Silk to do a striped top. I usually start my design with a Yarn in mind and I love yarn & color combining. I think that is my thing. I like to look at the the style web sites and different on line shops to see what's going on in fashion (for regular people that is). I than do some sketches and when I decide what shape I like I do my swatch. Some times I do swatches in several needle sizes till I get the one I like. I don't usually do a garment that is too difficult and relay on the yarn and shape to make my finished piece shine. My BLOG name is Edna Hart Boutique