Friday, July 31, 2009

Crochet Today!

The preview of the Sept/Oct 2009 issue of Crochet Today is on the web site. Check it out here and look at the Ripple Cloud Afghan that I designed for this issue. It was a lot of fun to do, and quick to make. I used bulky yarns, and a large hook, but the best part was that there were no ends to weave in. I incorporated the ends into the fringe! Here's a picture:

I haven't posted a lot lately - I've been busy getting my classes together for Chain Link, the CGOA conference in Buffalo, which is next week. If you're going to be there, come by and say hello. You can go shopping in the yarn market, see the fashion show and all the other festivities on Saturday night (it's CGOA's 15th Anniversary), take classes with some great teachers, and hang out and crochet in the 24/7 lounge. There will also be other special events. On Saturday, we're hosting a "knitters meet crochet" event - come and meet and greet knitters and crocheters. We'll be giving away some great prizes to those who join or renew their membership to CGOA, and there will be a lot of other fun activities going on. Don't miss the Yarn Market Preview on Thursday night. You can check out the program and events and classes by going to Knit and Crochet Show. And stay tuned - after Chain Link, I should have some great news for you! :-)

Monday, July 6, 2009

Crochet Kimono

I love to find my patterns for sale on-line, and this is the latest one. It's one I designed for Plymouth Yarn, using Plymouth Encore. Encore is 25% Wool, and 75% Acrylic - it's soft, machine washable, machine dryable, crochets beautifully, it has a lot of yardage in a skein, and it comes in great colors! Here's the picture of the kimono:

And here's where you can purchase the pattern:
Annies Attic

Look at all the Plymouth Yarns here:
Plymouth Yarns