I just love a good mystery. A couple of weeks ago I got the following email:
I represent a group of artists, puppet-makers, animators, and knitters who, for the past three years, have been working on a new film, Coraline.
We are great admirers of your passion for knitting on especially small needles and therefore want to send you something special. Something handcrafted that only someone like you could appreciate. We only made 50 of these something specials, and we think yours will be right up your alley.
We’d love to send it to you soon, so please, email us back with your mailing address at your earliest convenience.
The Coraline Team
Of course I emailed them back. And a couple of days ago I received a mysterious package. Inside, a box:
Check out the lock and key:
Inside, a carefully cataloged collection of artifacts from the movie production:
The movie is stop-motion animation, so I assume these tiny spats were used in production.
The pattern for the sweater that Coraline is wearing in the photo. How cool is that?
Thank you, Coraline Team!
The New Project
My new project, which Lucy was modeling for you yesterday, is a cowl.
I’m making this up as I go along, and if I like the results, I’ll post the pattern for y’all.
The yarn is Hand Maiden Swiss Mountain Cashmere & Silk, in the Rainforect colorway. It is incredibly light and soft, so I think this is a perfect use for it. I have 2 skeins (196 yards per skein) and will likely use at least 300 yards of the yarn for this design.
Speaking of Lucy, does she look comfy to you?