Friday, February 18, 2011

{I Have A Designer Crush}

Have you ever just been browsing Ravelry or the intra-blog-webs lazily, only half reading or seeing what you're clicking, when all of a sudden you see something new that makes you perk up?  I was on the blog Hoxton Handmade (which I adore) when I came across this design, and sat up a little taller, for sure!  So I clicked on over to the blog linked ( and could not believe my eyes! Gorgeous, practical, wonderful design after another! I thought to myself "I want to knit this, and this, and oh THIS!"

And before I knew it, I was deep in a designer crush with Thea Colman, aka Baby Cocktails on Ravelry.  I pretty much want to knit every sweater she has ever designed ever.  Isn't she gorgeous?  She also seems so super sweet and cool on her blog, which I spent a good amount of time reading from beginning and going back.  And just as a side note... maybe the nail that sealed the coffin of this crush... almost all these sweaters are top down. *SWOON*!

I commented on one of her patterns and she's going consider giving me a bulk discount on these patterns.  That's not weird or creepy of me to ask, right? hehe

These photos were mostly taken by Caro Sheridan aka Splityarn. 
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@2010 Splityarn.


  1. Oh my! Great find! I love Eggnogg... and Shiraz... oh and Dark and Stormy is beautiful too. Screw it, I love them all!!

    Egg Nogg is my favourite though, maybe my first sweater???!!

  2. oh oh oh ! Have you seen White Russian? Its so puuuuurty.... :-)

  3. I get it! Those sweaters are gorgeous. Maybe some day I'll be good enough to even consider them!

    In the meantime, I've been dealing with a handful of disasters, including the loss of my domain name. Please come visit me at my new home:

  4. Those patterns are awesome, I just love Dark and Stormy! I can't believe I haven't come across her stuff before. Thanks for sharing! :)

  5. Thea's patterns are extremely addicting. I bought Dark & Stormy last year and recently (like yesterday) bought Cassis and Irish Coffee. As soon as my Plucky yarn comes, I plan on casting on either Dark & Stormy or Cassis.

    So which one are you going to cast on first?!?!?

  6. Lovely designs! You have to check out White Russian. That's been on my faves list for quite a while!

  7. Dark & Stormy is on my "to knit" list. Thanks for sharing her other patterns.

  8. guess which one I like best? :)