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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Slice of History: '80s Beatknits Sweaters

Today I came across this awesome 1987 advertisement from Billboard Magazine featuring Beatknits sweaters.

The musical instrument motifs and stylings take me back in time.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Tuesday Trendwatch

There is a new trend in spring and summer fashion that I have been really excited about: Crochet. It's everywhere. Forever 21 has an extensive line of crochet items including sweaters, tank tops, fingerless gloves, and berets. Some of my favorites include this dress, and these fingerless gloves.

Some of the trends feature more classic styling and others are hippy throwbacks; some offer a balance of the two.

Crochet work has also been spotted in Urban Outfitters spring line. I really love this crochet back cardigan, and this crochet pencil skirt. Urban Outfitters even offers a sexy black crochet swimsuit.

American Eagle Outfitters is also offering a selection of crochet items including crochet edged t-shirts and tanks, crochet edged bracelets, and crochet edged leggings.

Even Hollister is featuring this sweater, and J Crew this classic dress.

Anthropologie pulled out all the stops this season with crochet necklaces, tops, tanks, and even toys.

The bottom line is that crochet is here and I am loving ever bit of it.

Baby Hats for Spring

The last few weeks I have been crocheting baby hats like crazy. Now I have a bunch of new spring designs I have added to my esty shop. I have been experimenting with different styles and colors to come up with a great line. Here are a few of my new hats.

April Showers

So, with April almost here, I was planning on making a treasury themed April Showers to feature my April Showers Scarf. But, much to my surprise, TheLoudLion beat me to the punch.

Not only was this an amazing coincidence, but, I found that TheLoudLion has a raindrop necklace that I love.

What Goes Around Comes Around

When I created my nautical treasury a few days ago, I featured a really really cute tote bag by Bayan Hippo which sold out today (maybe with the help of my feature?).

So, much to my delight, Bayan Hippo created a treasury list today featuring my super cute hand knit Easter Egg.

A Slice of History

Not to long ago, I came across this awesome Time magazine fashion spread from 1959 featuring what they call "beat-knit" sweaters.

What I love about this fashion spread is that the sweaters are inspired by the beatniks; on the social fringe. These are the more cleaned up versions marketed to college students. Fashion evolution is great.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Beatknits featured in Drop of Sunshine Treasury

This morning I was pleased to find that Beatknits' Golden Fingerless Gloves were featured by CurlyGirlCrochet in her stunning Drops of Sunshine treasury. I love her use of color and her selections.

If you would like to check out the treasury list for yourself, click here.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Etsy Treasury List

So, I got up early this morning to try to snag a spot in the Etsy treasury. For sometime, I have been wanting to post a nautical themed treasury list featuring my Women's Nautical Hat. After several failed attempts to snag a treasury spot, I finally got one.

You can see the treasury on etsy by clicking here.

Not only was I able to snag a spot for my hat, but I was able to feature a couple of my favorite Utah sellers. The Full Spectrum Designs is an awesome t-shirt designer that I found last summer at the Downtown Farmers Market. She has been a favorite of mine ever since.

I also featured a fabulous steam punk jeweler from Bountiful; Steam Trunk Studio. I found these guys on etsy and love their stuff. I especially love their Fall in the Wasatch necklace.