Gosh, where to start?! So, once again my health has been a pain in the proverbial, hence the lack of posting. Apart from this..... DRUM ROLL PLEASE!!! I've had my first ever patterns published in the wonderful magazine that is Inside Crochet :) I'm beyond thrilled.
Last year, on a whim (after my friends and DH had been telling me to do so for months prior) I screwed up my courage, and sent in the pattern and a few pics of my New Dawn sweater. Claire, the editor of the mag and a total sweet-heart to boot, loved my design, and commissioned me to make the garment. It was like a dream come true :) Not only did ,my pattern get published, but, I bagged the cover!!! It was the most wonderful surprise, getting the mag in the post!!! I had no idea!
Then, I sent in another of my designs, my lovely lacy Alpina top (inspired by the gorgeous clematis Alpina, which grows over our deck -porch. Claire loved that too! Luckily, I had the garment already made up! This has been published in the current issue of IC magazine.
LOL! Now even DH acknowledges, that I've got a fledgling career as a crochet designer! It suits me brilliantly, as I can work from home, in my own time, despite my health problems. And since I LOVE crochet, and am utterly addicted to it, and am always scribbling down all the millions of ideas I keep getting, I should be at it, for quite a while :)
Plus, I have an obscene amount of yarn (LOL! It is one of my few vices, as I neither drink or smoke) which needs using up ;)
Here are some official pics, courtesy of Inside Crochet magazine. The Orange top is the New Dawn, and lovely pink one is the Alpina.