Monthly Archives: June 2015

More yarn for me – Clair has won 3rd prize!

My latest Design Clair has won the 3rd prize of the Pierott Yarns Contest for 2015 Spring!

Clair - continuous motif shrug
This is the second time I won with my entry.  🙂
Another design of mine, Ada, had won the 1st prize of the 2013 Autumn contest.

Ada - lacy shells top

Awesome, now I can purchase more pierrot yarn with the coupon I won. 😀

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My Favorite Little Gadget

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I am fond of these little versatile Clover Locking Stitch Markers.  They make my crochet and knit projects even more enjoyable.  They are easy to clip on and to remove, and my yarn does not get caught in them.  The pointy end is just right and does not pierce the yarn. The more I use them, the more I love them.  They are particularly good for crochet projects, I use them:

  • to mark my stitches, keep track of stitch increases and decreases
  • to mark buttonhole placement
  • as stitch holder when I want to take a break or try on the wip (work-in-progress) piece — no more accidental unravelling  for me
  • as a “frog stopper” —  clip it to where I want to stop ripping, and rip back without worrying about frogging past where I shouldn’t

If you’re still using safety pins and paper clips for the purpose like I did, it’s time to say goodbye to them and buy a pack of these little cuties.

 

Another Milestone – My first two Trophies

It is super exciting and encouraging for me to receive 2 e-trophies from  The Crochet Awards in First Quarter 2015.  Jordan is the winner of the Best Tank/Tunic Top Design while Cynthia is the winner of the Best Shorts/Pants Design.  I’m just so happy to share this milestone here.  I would like to thank my dear husband for his support, and the Academy…etc etc  ;-))

crochet award jordanJordan - sleeveless pineapple top

crochet award cynthiaCynthia - floral lace shorts

Continuous Motif Shrug – June 2015 Release

Clair – continuous motif shrug

With beautiful floral lace motifs and handsome three-quarter length sleeves, Clair is a versatile shrug that can be dressed up or down effortlessly. The structured rib-knit border and cuffs add a chic modern update to this feminine piece. The looser fit and longer back length make this shrug not only easy to wear but also great for layering. Best of all, the entire shrug is worked continuously and seamlessly, that means no sewing and weaving in ends for each individual square. Now, what’s there not to love about motifs?

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  • Yarn: heavy lace weight or thin light fingering; 995-1440yd (910-1317m); Pierrot Beauty Silk Cotton
  • Gauge: 28 stitches = 4″ (10cm) in 2×2 Rib
  • Hook size: 2mm, Needle size: US 2-1/2 (3.0mm) circular needle
  • 3 sizes available: XS/S, M/L, 1X/2X

To learn more about this design and to purchase, please find it here at my Ravelry Store.