Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Featured: Amy Herzog Fall Sweaters

I was so thrilled to see my friend Amy featuring some more of my work as a pairing to her new Fall sweater release. Look how cute Amy is with these blue earrings and her new cowl sweater!

I can't help but get excited when I see one of my designs featured with someone else's work. And someone I think is so amazing at her craft. I just love her sweaters, but even more amazing is that she spends a lot of her energy on providing options to her patterns and tutorials for helping people find styles that best fit their body shape. No matter who you are, or what you look like this is some great advice!

Amy has written an entire series of tutorials called Fit to Flatter which helps knitters understand how to modify patterns that best fit them. She provides alteration suggestions based on your measurements and what works with their individual body shape. I just LOVE this about her patterns. If only I could knit! 

Amy usually shows various body shapes (literally with several test knitters) who use the same pattern. Each test knitter makes alterations to the pattern to best fit their body shape. 

Her patterns also provide variations on sleeves, use of trim (whether to accentuate or not) or length in torso. All these variations help to make a 'fit to flatter' sweater customized to you.  

A quick note about my earrings. I sent her earrings that were originally meant as a playful summer beach pair. We were moving into Spring and that was what was on my bead table at the time. They are Venetian beads with white foil as the focal and small aquamarine rounds. I also finished the setting with hammered silver waves at the bottom of each bead. Nonetheless, I have to admit that they look perfect with her Fall design. The deep blue absolutely works with her color choice.

If you are a knitter and looking for patterns; hop on over to Amy's blog and check out her site. Just to give a shout out to one of my personal favorites, Oscillate, it is simply gorgeous, lush and so feminine. Everything you want in a sweater. I just love her designs.

23 comments:

BeadedTail said...

Those sweaters are beautiful and your earrings are perfect with the blue one! How fun to see your creations with someone else's!

Therese's Treasures said...

Hi Cynthia,
It is a great feeling to see someone wearing something that you created. The earrings are the perfect match for Amy's beautiful sweater.
Therese

Renae said...

thanks for your comment re my 'pose soft'. thankyou. Your jewelry is masterful.

BIKBIK AND RORO said...

Those earrings are lovely; the colour of the ocean on a sunny day! They really complement Amy's beautiful sweater.

Jacquelineand.... said...

Oh my, these are lovely! I'll definitely pass Amy's blog on to a couple of friends who are knitters. I, alas, am all thumbs when it comes to yarn.

(A pity you don't live closer, we could have a painting party!)

Plami said...

these are lovely! Thank you so much for the sweet words, dear, but I don't think I am nearly as good as you ;)

Miss Val's Creations said...

I love how you guys have teamed up and are supporting each other! Your earrings look beautiful with Amy's sweater! What a great idea explaining how her patterns could be modified. I wish I could knit too. One of my girlfriends taught me years ago so I dabbled in it. It is just not a craft that suits me...maybe later on in life. :)

EWA gyöngyös világa! / EWA's World of Beads! said...

Nice earrings !Congrats!

Renae said...

Love the colors of those sweaters. I can't wear sweaters. I get toooo hot. I go for knit hoodies. They are my 'comfort' item of clothing. I own about 20!

All thrifted mind you.

Yes, enhancements to pics are so fun.
Thank you for your opinion, too. :D

Renae said...

o and this is the first area / neighborhood that we have had quail. Our garden is in the front side yard and our dog reigns in the backyard. The quail have figured out to stay out of the backyard...so they now get in the garden. I love them.

winetastegirl.com said...

Those are so pretty and I so wish I knew how to knit! Those look perfect for fall. Thanks so much for stopping by my Summer Beach Hair post today:)
www.winetastegirl.com

blog said...

Havent been here for a while and so many going on... Great earrings, love those sweaters. I need few new for up coming fall...:)

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Wonderfully creative and so exciting for you ~ ( A Creative Harbor) ~ thanks for coming by ^_^

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Wonderfully creative and so exciting for you ~ ( A Creative Harbor) ~ thanks for coming by ^_^

Marcela Gmd said...

Lovely earrings!!! I love this color!!
Have a wonderful weekend, dear friend!

Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

Ashley said...

Very cute sweaters! I need a top that tailors to my shape, sometimes I don't fully know what looks best on me :)

xo

Ashley

Southern (California) Belle

Karen Williams said...

Your earrings coordinate so beautifully with the sweater - like they were made for each other. And they look great on the model!

Plami said...

hey dear! Thank you for the sweet comment! Hope you're having a beautiful weekend!

XoXo
Plami

http://www.fashionthrill.com/

Katherines Corner said...

ohhh I love sweaters they are some of my favorite things! Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Hop xo

Katherines Corner said...

P.S. love your earrings too :-)

Estilo Hedónico said...

Great post!!!!

http://estilohedonico.blogspot.pt/

xoxo

Duni said...

Your gorgeous earrings are perfectly matched to the sweater! They look very comfy and I'm loving the green one! I doubt I'll be able to make one though, as I'm still a novice knitter ;-)

Plami said...

I am glad I made you smile :) I smile every time when I look at my new beautiful jewelry pieces as well :)

XoXo
Plami

http://www.fashionthrill.com/

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