I’m covered by works in progress (WIPs). Well, actually, one main one that succeeded in driving me crazy for the better part of two weeks, but I think I’m finally on top of it so I can breathe again. As a designer, I like to bite off more than I can chew sometimes as it’s the only way to challenge myself and grow. But I’m not going to lie–it’ s scary, too!
I’m headed to Quilt Market this weekend and am excited to see some old friends. My lovely sister is chauferring me (what can I say, I was meant to be rich! And I. hate. driving.) and we’re going to go hang out with Drew Emborsky (aka The Crochet Dude) and Brett Bara at Sheryl Means’ shop, Yarntopia, on the way back. Drew’s having a soiree for his new line of tools and book, Crochet It. Love It. Wear It! (amazon link). It should be lots of fun–swing by on Sunday (scroll down here for info) if you are in the area.
For now, I’ll leave you with a gratuitous photo of some of the stitch pattern swatches from my book, Crochet Adorned. You might not know it from looking online, but there are about 30 stitch patterns in the dictionary that you can use for baby blankets, scarves, wraps, bags, and anything else you want to make out of a rectangle. My idea was that you could start with a stitch pattern then add flowers and a trim, or whatever your heart desires, from the same stitch dictionary. These have been an awesome teaching tool to have around the shop, too, I just love showing off crocheted textures. I’ll tell you more about the reason I was photographing them sometime in the near future.