10.05.2011

Missoni and Motorcycles

Just as I predicted. There were visions of hand knits floating around in my husband's head after all. But thankfully no mention of the dreaded socks. Instead, he has requested a neck warmer to wear on his daily motorcycle commute to work. It has to be (in his words) not frilly or floppy. Preferably something in a dark color and most importantly, be cool looking. So of course I had to turn to the coolest knitwear designer I know, my number one knitting crush Mr. Stephen West.


I am really loving the look of the slanted twisted rib in the Windschief pattern. Such a cool looking hat and cowl combination.

As for myself, the only visions floating around in my head this week have all had the trademark Missoni zigzags on them. Oh why oh why am I always late to the party? By the time I knew that Missoni was coming to Target, everything had been sold out! So in shopper's desperation, I went on eBay and Amazon to scour their offerings. That is how I came to find myself THIS CLOSE to bidding on a $30 coffee mug last night. Then sanity returned and I turned off the computer and made these instead:

Missoni inspired puff



(For the coolest WIP's around, head on over to TAMI'S blog)

21 comments:

  1. What a great Missoni hexipuff! I am trend-challenged so I don't understand the Missoni craze, but I do appreciate your re-creation. =)

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  2. What lovely things you are creating. I wonder if my husband would like a neck warmer, he never wear scarfs...
    Your hexipuffs are gorgeous. I'm not sure I "get" the hexipuff thing but I certainly appreciate their beauty when I see one like that.

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  3. I love Stephen West but his patterns don't love me knitting them. The neck warmer looks great. LOVE the hexipuffs.

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  4. Love the hexipuffs, especially the Missoni-inspired one. Much cuter than anything Target has!

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  5. Lovin' the puffs!

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  6. Ah, I have puff envy. I haven't been brave enough yet to try anything fancy. Maybe this weekend... Thanks for the inspiration!

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  7. Thanks for the intro to Stephen West. And that missoni duo is amazepuff!

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  8. I have a knit-crush on Stephen West too! Love the puffs :)

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  9. I had never heard of Stephen West but I like his patterns. The puffs are so cute. I have seen a quilt pattern that uses them.

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  10. LOVE X 5 your puffs....may I borrow that idea? I have started the puffs... but just one so far. My DH also rides..Great idea on the neck warmer...can I borrow that too?

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  11. I love your little hexes; you are the reason I downloaded the pattern!! I've been real careful, though, not to start it yet; I can get sort of compulsive!!!! Keep me inspired"""

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  12. Ooh, that is so Missoni. Love it!

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  13. I love your hexagon posts, so cute :D

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  14. The more I see of these little puffs, the more I want to make them. And I love the Missoni stripes. I too missed out on all the hype at Target. I wish I'd been paying better attention.

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  15. Your puff is cute. I think the Missoni stuff at Target is pretty ugly though.

    That looks like a perfect cowl for motorcycle rides.

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  16. I love twisted rib, I can't even explain why. I really do need to make SW's Herbivore shawl, that's got plenty of it.

    Your cowl is perfect, your husband will be the most stylish motorcyclist around. Your Missoni hexipuff makes me smile :-)

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  17. I started knitting my husband some socks...possibly a terrible idea.

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  18. I love the colors on your puffs!

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  19. Oh my gosh, I LOVE the Missoni inspired puffs. Too, too adorable.

    The yarn is looking awesome with that cowl pattern, too!

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  20. Hello Autumngeisha... I am loving your blog. Could I make a mention of it on my own? Not sure what the blog-etiquette is, just asking. If possible, could I send you a few interview type questions? My Ravelry handle is 19 vesperstreet if you want to PM me. Thanks in advance.

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  21. Love the missoni hexipuff, so cool and the colours are gorgeous.

    The Stephen West pattern is great, might have to make one for my boyfriend - thanks for the inspiration!

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