I had drafted the original From the Editor (below) before the COVID-19 pandemic. I’m adding these first few paragraphs to try and help give you all a bit of my thinking.
Added after the pandemic
I seriously considered not releasing right now. But then I thought about it and decided not to change things for a couple reasons:
Designers Poured their Hearts into their Designs
They’re beautiful and funky and different and they earned their day.
Everyone Needs a Distraction
In a world where our lexicon now includes “social distancing”, maybe you can get just a few minutes of enjoyment.
There are a Few Changes Though 🙁
While I tried to make this issue everything I had planned, it just doesn’t have all the things.
- We had an article on H+H planned. Of course, the show got cancelled, and so did our article.
- A design that was supposed to be in here isn’t. I tried SO HARD, but the designer shipped her design and it still isn’t with the photographer. I’m blaming the shipping snafu on the virus, but I guess I really just don’t know the reason.
- I had 3 tutorials planned but I just couldn’t get myself motivated to do everything. I just couldn’t concentrate. And I’m sure many of you are dealing with the same thing.
- We had a video planned as well, and it’s close but not quite ready. We’ll post it sometime soon. It’s the best that we could do.
- We decided not to run a review on several yarns because it felt wrong to tease you into buying something (or taunting you when you can’t).
We know that things are hard – emotionally and financially. My true hope is that this new issue will give you a bit of a reprieve. A chance to just imagine and dream a bit.
Wow, what an amazing set of designs! And designers. And their collaboration!
I can’t pick a favorite, it would be like choosing a favorite child. I won’t do it.
They’re all gorgeous and clever and different. We have gradients, cables, beads, eyelets and lace. There are new ways to wrap yourself, new shapes to wrap yourself in, and new ways to wrap an old favorite.
The creativity, ingenuity and beauty are breathtaking! Who would have thought you could get all of that from a simple shawl?
I love them all and I hope that you do too.