I thought I would take some time today, on this last day of 2018, to thank you for another wonderful year. I am grateful that you allow me to share my creations with you, and so pleased to be part of this wonderful caring community.
I am ending this year with a completely empty obligations-list. I have finished all my deadlines and have NOT committed to anything else. For me, this means the freedom to play without structure or rules. For you, that means I have the time and mind-space to share the 30-odd patterns I have been sitting on over the last 2 years. Some of them were designed for magazines, some were designed for workshops and retreats, and some I designed "just because". Here are just a few of them. I hope they get you all excited about the next LAWIM year!
And now on to the very pressing business of new tutorials and patterns!!
1. Ubuntu Bracelet
For the Ubuntu CAL 2018, I designed two bonus beading patterns. Although I am not unfamiliar with beading, I found it quite challenging creating these tutorials. It felt so alien writing a tutorial that didn't contain a crochet hook! The first pattern was for a dainty beaded friendship bracelet, created on a loom. You can find the tutorial HERE.
2. Ubuntu Pendant
The second beading pattern was for a friendship pendant. It took me a while to get into the rhythm of the stitches, but once I did, it was relaxing and quite joyful. You can find the tutorial HERE.
3. Six Degrees of Separation Coaster
Coming back to crochet, I have released the pattern for the Six Degrees of Separation Coaster I designed for Issue 105 of Inside Crochet in August when we announced the Ubuntu CAL. The response to this simple coaster has knocked me off my feet and I can't wait to see lots more of them popping up. You can find the pattern HERE.
4. Sophie's Dream
My friend and side-kick Jenny Lowman has created this gorgeous Sophie's Dream blanket using 4 Whirls and 3 Whirlettes. All of the colour joy without any of the colour-changing work!
We have had so much fun sharing sneak peeks over the past four weeks. If you have the time, I suggest reading all 4 posts in the series, or at least scrolling through. I think the photos are like chocolate for your eyeballs!
You can find the instructions HERE (along with links to the Yarn, WIP, and Reveal posts).
I hope you have a fantastic New Year's Eve and a blessed and productive 2019.