Category Archives: Milestones

Vogue Knitting Spring/Summer 2018 Issue

I’m really excited that the Vogue Knitting Spring/Summer 2018 issue has finally published because Lee Ann Dalton of Vogue Knitting has written an article about me and my designs. To see the extent of my excitement, imagine me in a grocery store frantically waving the magazine at my husband from far away, while he was at the ice-cream aisle deciding which flavour to buy (edited out as someone complained that it was fictitious) and wasn’t aware at all that I was hunting him down from aisle to aisle after stalling at the magazine stands.

Beyond the excitement, it’s an honour to be profiled in Vogue Knitting by Lee Ann. This issue also has a very nice collection of beautiful patterns. If you are interested to learn more, please check it out at your local magazine stands or from http://vogueknitting.com/magazine. You can find Lee Ann’s delightful article in her “KNIT LIFE: Canada” column.

Lee Ann, thanks for the wonderful article! It will be a treasured memento for me.

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10000 hearts

Today I have accumulated 10000 hearts at Ravelry for my design Jordan, since the 5000 hearts milestone on . This is one of my favourite designs, and I have crocheted another Jordan in early January (with Euroflax Sport to replaced the discontinued Allegoro). Each heart means an additional special encouragement to me as I continue to design.  Thank you so much to all of you for your kind support!

Jordan

Crochet Workshop for Jamie

Jamie – Crochet WorkShop by River City Yarns

Once again, I’m honoured and delighted that my pattern has been chosen for a workshop. This time, River City Yarns in Edmonton, Alberta is organizing a crochet workshop based on my Jamie vest pattern. River City Yarns is owned by two sisters and business partners, Barb Barone and Cynthia Hyslop. You can find more details about their wonderful store here and the Jamie workshop here. Please also check out the blog post that Cynthia wrote, you may find some interesting information from the chat between Cynthia and me. 🙂

jamie workshop

To learn more about the Jamie vest and to purchase, please find it here at my Ravelry Store.

 

Gina in Crochet One-Skein Wonders for Babies

I’ve been checking my mail almost everyday for the last couple of weeks. Finally, my copy of the newly published “Crochet One-Skein Wonders for Babies” is in the mailbox today.  I still haven’t got over the excitement — the short sleeve version of my Gina floral lace baby/child cardigan is in the book, beautifully illustrated on page 123. It’s absolutely delightful to see the cardigan looking so adorable on the little cute model.

Thanks Gina, I wouldn’t have done it without your encouragement and help! (And yes, the little cardi is named after the wonderful Gina, my Ravelry friend.)

Crochet One-Skein Wonders for BabiesGina - floral lace baby/child cardigan

To learn more about the Gina pattern and to purchase a downloadable version with full 5 sizes, please find it here at my Ravelry Store.

CAL in Edmonds, Washington

Ava – Crochet Along in Yarn Shop

I’m honoured and delighted that the All Wound Up Yarn Shop in Edmonds, Washington is holding a Crochet Along (CAL) for my Ava – lacy shells cardigan pattern. The yarn shop is opened by Leslie and her daughter Nona nearly one year ago.  Their beautiful store sample is shown in the picture below. For details about the CAL, please check out their store web site here.

To learn more about the Ava cardigan and to purchase, please find it here at my Ravelry Store.

AllWoundupCal

New Kits in Town!

Two of my babies —  Iris and Jennifer — are now new “kits” in town!  The kits (pattern + yarn) are now available for purchase on the Craftsy site – the Iris kit can be purchased here, and the Jennifer kit is here with many colors to choose from.

Iris – fern lace loop scarf (knit)

Iris - fern lace loop scarfFeaturing a classic fern lace stitch pattern and scalloped edges, this knitted loop scarf makes an elegant accessory to your wardrobe. Usage of soft contrasting colors and variation in the fern lace stitches set off the eye-catching lace border beautifully. This pattern is equally lovely with single color or tonal yarn. Knitted in the round, the scarf can be easily adjusted in circumference and width to suit your needs.

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

 

Jennifer – floral lace cowl (crochet)

Jennifer - floral lace loop scarf

This crochet pattern offers 4 fashionable sizes:

  • a chic short version that works up quickly,
  • an elegant long version you can adorn with a favourite pin,
  • a versatile extra long version that serves as a loop scarf, and
  • a cozy oversize version that can also function as a shoulder warmer.

The flexible pattern can also be adjusted in circumference, as well as in width, to suit your needs.

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