Wednesday, 24 July 2013

My Work in Print and a free pattern

It's been a while since I've blogged. We've had a sad and busy couple of week in which we lost my dear father-in-law who was kind and funny and will be missed by us all. It's been a hard couple of weeks supporting my both my husband and mother-in-law, and there is still lots to do. I've managed to find a little time to continue with my designing and somehow have met my deadlines, despite everything.  I've just designed 3 fab Christmas hats, and one of them is named after my father-in-law as I know it would have made him smile.
Meanwhile, I have some really lovely projects in various fab magazines this month. First of all, I have 3 gorgeous knitted vase covers in Homemaker Magazine. The yarn supplied was Louisa  Harding Grace hand dyed wool and it was a dream to knit with. The pattern is available as a free download, so you can knit your own straight away. The pattern can be found here. My favourite is the brown cover, with the leaf pattern.
Still on the shelves is Issue 52 of Let's Get Crafting Magazine, which features my very cute draughtie doggie. It's really simple to make, knitting mainly in stocking stitch on two needles. This would make a great gift, especially for a new home, but if there are children around I think it will soon go missing........
Also on the shelves is issue 42 of Inside Crochet. I really look forward to each issue of Inside Crochet as there's always a great mix of projects. This month I have a Geometric Cushion design for you, using simple intarsia. It's quick to make and look rather striking.
And last but certainly not least are my 6 quick knits in Knit Today Magazine - a cat mask, a beach bag, some pom-pom bunting, a passport cover, a camping pillow and a headband and a retro ice lolly key ring which I love.

I had a really busy month designing and working up all of the samples, but it's a bit like having a baby - you tend to forget the pain .......
xx happy crafting xx