August is upon us, and the Edinburgh Festival is quickly approaching! Exciting times ahead. August also sees Ginger Twist Studio’s first Designer of the Month. And the results are…(drum roll please)…Lucy Hague! I’ve known this lovely lady for about a year now, and boy can she do some neat things with her needles and imagination!
Growing up in the Orkney’s, knitting is in Lucy’s blood. Starting out knitting clothes for her Barbie dolls, she has now been designing since 2010 and gained a large following. She has been featured in Knitty, Knit Now, and now Pom Pom Quarterly. Cables and lace are her specialty. If this is not enough for ye, Lucy also plays in two traditional Scottish bands.
Ms. Hague’s advice to budding designers and new knitters: DO A SWATCH!
It should also be noted that the mitts I’m wearing in the photo are my rendition of the first pattern she ever designed: Hands of Blue. In this shade, don’t they just scream ‘mermaid?!’
And if you have been keeping up with the blog, you know that I’ve also been working on Lucy’s cabled shawl: Taliesin. I’m working on the border now, and am quite determined. It shall be on display in the shop soon, that is a promise.
As far as her future knitty plans go, Lucy would like to publish her own book; a collection of themed shawls. If you are interested in keeping up with Lucy’s activities, sign up for her newsletter!
Lucy’s shawls and patterns are now available in Ginger Twist Studio!