Happy Friday to all! I don’t know where this week went, and that seems to be the case more and more around here! In fact, just yesterday I was thinking about how I forgot to share my holiday gift projects with you–but I’ll save that for another post (fingers crossed). Today I wanted to show off my Thundersnow Bag, which is available through interweave as part of an E-book, A Snowflake Story.
Y’all, I absolutely love this design. It’s worked from the center out in two identical pieces, and you are always (or almost always) looking at the right side of the bag, so you can let the raised design lead you through all of the post stitch madness. I finished it with the most perfect bird fabric lining (which hopefully you’ll be able to see if you purchase the e-book) and leather handles. I was really kind of sad when it got cut from the winter magazine due to space constrictions, but it will be interesting to see how this e-book does. I haven’t seen it myself, yet, but I’m told it has full diagrams which will make this a breeze to work! Crochet cables are so much fun to me, and I especially love working them in the round, so I was glad to have the opportunity to use the technique on something other than a hat. (I love my Petal Beret, but I think the lace weight yarn has kept more people from making it).
In addition to my Thundersnow Bag, the E-book contains three other projects: Wintergreen Cowl (made in Bruges Lace) by Ellen Gormley, Snowflake Beret by Doris Chan, and Crystalline Earrings by Natasha Robarge. You can read more about it here (hint: click the Table of Contents tab), be sure to check it out!
And while I have you here, I’ve also just released a PDF of my Cherry Cordial Scarf, originally published in KnitCircus Gifts. You can read more about it in my first blog post–it’s just a fun, fast, squishy scarf that adds a lot of texture to your look. It’s lovely worked in the Akpana yarn, which is quite lofty, but any worsted weight yarn will do (check out these projects on Ravelry). The pattern is $5 on Ravelry, and also on Craftsy, where I am now selling crochet patterns as well! More to be added soon. And for those of you who have emailed me about PDFs of designs I had published in Inside Crochet, don’t worry, they’re coming as fast as I can re-edit and re-format them.
Hope you have a nice weekend full of stitching, and that maybe it actually feels wintery where you are!