So this is one of my multiple works in progress. I started my first project for the BIPOC MAL. I am working up Aurelia Shawlette by Brittany Garber. And at first I picked out some fingering weight because I will pick out yarn, wind it and then read the pattern. So since this pattern calls for DK weight, I wound up some gorgeous DK from at Mitchell’s Creations. This particular color way is Lake Pontchartrain.
I am really having fun with this pattern and now at the half way point.
And what am I doing with that fingering wt. yarn? I started a new design…
This is my recent design, Autumn Accessories Set published in Simply Crochet Magazine! The set includes an ear warmer, cowl and fingerless mitts. The yarn used in this particular pattern is Scheepjes Yarn, Chunky Monkey. It is a gorgeous, heavy worsted to bulky acrylic yarn. For this design, I wanted to incorporate a lacy pattern within solid stitches, creating beauty and warmth in one package. On Facebook a friend had asked if I sold any items like this and realized the Winter Warmth section of my Etsy shop was empty. So I went into my samples and added some warm items like these.
This is the original Autumn Accessories set,
it is made with Cascade Yarns, Eco Wool in Antique.
And then this one,
This set includes an ear warmer, and cowl. The ear warmer is embellished with a beautiful button. And the cowl is a button up cowl made in Tunisian Crochet. The cowl is the Velva Cowl, a design featured in the October 2017 issue of Crochet World. This pattern is available at here.
There are a few others warm accessories to check out! Enjoy!
Join me in participating in the BIPOC MAL sponsored by Desamour Designs! It is running from October 1st – December 18. It is a wonderful opportunity to meet new people, try new pattern and make new friends! There are some easy to follow rules and chances to win prizes!! I have picked out my nine patterns and looking forward to fun! Follow me on instagram to see my progress! You can find out more at Desamour Designs.
Recently I design two new hats and reworked the pattern for a third. To celebrate the beginning of Autumn and the upcoming election to support the #warmtheline on Instagram, these hat patterns are only available on Ravelry. You can get a free copy of each of these hats, Wanda Hat, CrissCross Cap, and Boise Beanie now through November 3rd.
As I remember it, my Grandmother taught me how to knit and crochet. It was tricky for her as I am left-handed. Immediately, I enjoyed crochet more and starting making clothes for my Barbie, and a pencil pouch. My love of crochet knows no bounds. I crochet goods for my shop as well design patterns for makers to enjoy.
I live with my family in Neenah, WI. My day job is working at our local library. I spend time everyday exploring the art of crochet. Everyday life inspires my work from family to nature.
I hope to share with you inspiration, new designs, techniques, helpful hints to every crocheter!
When the pandemic first started, I thought if I have to say home for my safety that’s fine more time for Crochet. I thought maybe I could make a dent in my yarn stash. So I kept crocheting and finished some projects. Took some time to stop crocheting and type up those projects and send them off Emily, my tech editor.
Interweave has a sale for some workshops, one was on photography and it I learned so much! The class is titled, I can Click with Shannon Mullet-Bowlsby!
I have reconnected Zoom with my of my friends that I would meet up with at the Barnes & Noble on Moreland Ave. And then with some of my local friends more zooming.
Then at some point, my two local yarn shops, Fibre and Casting On had introduced the Quaranskein! Are you thinking what is a quaranskein? How it works based on your preferences, you pick a code word, and the amount you wish to spend. The yarn shop owner crafts a purchase and schedules a pick up or delivery! And they both also had trunk shows. So I bought some yarn to help support my local yarn shops.
Then my friend Vashti from Designing Vashti had a sale and the ChaiGoo Tunisian hooks that I had be eyeing now had to be mine! Plus some of her Lotus Snack Cakes!
As a designer thoughts and vision take over your mind, yeah I could make something fabulous with that and the shopping continues.
And then a visit We Crochet and the value packs, OH ME, OH MY! I have more yarn than when the Pandemic started oh wait we are still in it, but now we can go out with mask and hand sanitizer to visit our local yarn stores in person.
Hidden underneath all that Pandemic yarn is puzzle #2.
So, it’s been a while since my last post. Sometimes it gets tricky fitting everything in but now there seems to be more time while be stuck inside to stay safe at home. So maybe I can catch up on the things I think about doing but haven’t given them to time. Things like publishing patterns and I have as recently today published two… Last week I introduced the Clementine Shawl pattern on Ravelry, it is a free pattern. I bought the yarn from Oink pigments back in 2018 at the CGOA Chainlink Conference in Portland!
Now for the pattern I listed today on Ravelry and my Etsy shop…
As summer is nearing an end, it is time to gear up for Autumn with cowls and shawls.
Introducing a few new patterns…
As a member of the Darn Good Yarn Club, I enjoy creating items from the fun yarns I receive. The Aqua Lace Cowl is an asymmetric triangle cowl. It finishes off with a row of button holes and one button offering convertible wear.