Back in 2006, during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, while I was still living in New Orleans, the young daughter of an acquaintance drew this cute image to represent me (the Knitterman):
I’m still round headed, still wear glasses (she drew shades because she wasn’t sure how to make my eyes), and I still like the plaid-shirt-and-blue-jeans look, maybe workboots instead of what looks like slippers.
But it is difficult to make out the knitting needles and skein of yarn. (I’d even opt for a giant ball of yarn, held up Atlas-style or something else — but NOT the ball-pierced-with-needles cliché.)
I’m going to be putting this image on the new labels for Knitterman’s Home Lace and Knitterman’s Home Fingering, but would like to have an updated image so it is more clear what I am holding up. And somewhat more realistic artwork in general. I’ve seen some anime work that would be similar to what I’m picture in my head, but I lack the skills to make it happen.
So, if you have the skills, and want to earn a couple skeins of yarn, feel free to play with the concept. In order to effect proper scaling without pixelating, it should be in a format that scales without altering clean lines and edges. And right now my brain won’t tell me if that means raster or vector image, but a true digital artist would know right away what I’m talking about — a PNG file, not jpg.
No rush, but if you happen to have an idea, let me see what you’ve got.