I had the opportunity to do a commission project for a New York based video producer. The project essentially was to create a knitted cozy to go over this piece of electronic equipment. He thought it was ironic to use something as traditional as hand knitting to create a cover for something so high tech.
I started the project by doing some research. I wanted to learn what exactly this thing was... how big was it? What is it used for. That search brought me to YouTube where I discovered a few videos explaining the product. After a while, I realized that it was something to do color correction for video post production... I learned that it's a very expensive piece of equipment, and finally, I realized I am thankful that I don't have to learn how to use it! My job was simple: create a knitted version of the station.
It took quite a whie to make this piece - using US2 circular needles and playing with charting software to come up with the proper layout for the piece. In the end, I decided to be somewhat realistic with the cozy while keeping it whimsical. The end result was a fun cover that will do its duty for years; covering this expensive piece of post production equipment.
The face of the cover was knitted flat, from side to side, and then I picked up the stitches around the face and knit ribbing to create the sides. The design was duplicate stitched onto the background and, in the end, I'm pretty proud of this cover. If you'd like to view or "like" the project on Ravelry, here's a LINK to it's project page. I'm looking forward to the next fiber-related challenge!