Ah….. it feels good to be blogging again!
Last Friday I shipped all the projects that were crocheted for my book to the publisher, and shared the final electronic version of every pattern, chart, photo, etc. with them as well.
Quite the milestone, I’m telling you, leaving me with a mix of feelings: a bit scary and anxious (“this is it, no more major changes”, “gosh, will people like the things I’ve put my heart – and all my time – in for the past six months”), a little relieved (“time to do other things”), but mainly proud, happy, excited, and looking forward to the next steps in this truly amazing book making journey (“YAY”)!
“Time to do other things” also means there’s time for blogging again (sic), and boy-oh-boy, do I have a list of things that I need to catch up on here! Over the past months there have been several fun crochet parties, a dear friend launching her first book, lots of CraftKitchen projects (more free patterns, hurray), meeting fab international creative friends, and a lot more that I’m looking forward to sharing with you all.
How about a free pattern for a lovely shawl for starters? Miriam’s beautiful shawl, as you see above?
One of this year’s crochet parties was all about “Phildar”, and we got to try out heaps of their lovely yarn. My sweet ig-friend Miriam Catshoek treated us all to the pattern of this pretty shawl, that she had designed with the Phildar-party and yarn in mind. The shawl was an instant hit, as you can see here, and she has kindly allowed me to translate the pattern in English, for everyone to enjoy! How’s that for an early Xmas-present?
The pattern gives you plenty of options to play with color, which was exactly what I had in mind when I started crocheting mine. However, I liked the touch of the Borgo de Pazzi “Fresco” so much, I stuck with it for all of my border. I love the wintry & chic look that my “Miriam Shawl” has, and I liked crocheting this pattern so much, I just know there will be a colorful one in the near future too……
You’ll find the link to the English pattern here (or under “Crochet Patterns” in my header). The Dutch pattern can be found here – both are free patterns.Next on my catch-up list: a fun amigurumi project, book review, and fab giveaway all in one, so stay tuned 😉