Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Feeling Loopy

Feeling Loopy

With the Annual CGOA Chain Link conference a week away I'm losing it, in a good way.

Lots of Loops Infinity Scarf

This is a one skein Infinity Scarf pattern made with Berroco Yarns Boboli Lace.  I love one skein patterns, these are great for gifts for friends, teachers, caregivers......
This yarn comes in 18 different shades and the shine makes it look special.
                                 
 This last one is Grapevines, the one I used.


Lots of Loops will be only available as a kit from the Mosaic Yarn Studio Booth 202 at Chain Link.
      Be sure to stop by. I will be signing books and the pattern Friday at 1pm and Saturday at 3pm in the Mosaic Yarn Studio booth. 

If you will not be at "the only crochet event of it's kind",
 Lots of Loops is available now in my Craftsy and Ravelry Stores. 
 





Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Oh Knee, Oh MY

Oh Knee, Oh my

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It's been a little while since I posted here, it's been a crazy few months.  My body is yelling at me to take care of it.  At the end of April I had meniscus surgery on my right knee, no big deal.  Two weeks later, when I can finally go in pool to work my knee, I slipped and tore two ligaments in my left hand (I'm left handed). But, I do crochet right handed. This is my last week of Occupational (hand) Therapy so all seems good. I hope to get the final clearance on Friday.

I did introduce a new pattern to the I Hook Design pattern store.  If you missed the post read it here.
This pattern along with three others will be available as kits at the Oink Pigments booth 206 in the Marketplace at Chain Link conference.



As a member of the Board of Directors of the Crochet Guild of America things get crazy busy right before our Annual Chain Link conference.  This year it's in Itasca (Chicago suburb) IL July 24-29, more here.


I will be launching a new pattern on Monday July 17th so stay tuned.  The pattern is a one skein Infinity scarf made with Berroco Yarns Boboli Lace and will be available as a kit at the Mosaic Yarn Studio booth 202 at the conference, stop by and take a look.  I will also be signing In A Weekend Baby Blankets there as well.  A couple of the blankets will be there to see.

Now, back to taking care of myself. Post conference I will be have arthroscopic shoulder (right) surgery before it becomes a rotator cuff issue.......I hope after my 55th birthday I will have a healthy body and be back on the bicycle again... Take Care

Saturday, June 10, 2017

New Yarn - New Pattern


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Limeade: The newest I Hook Design pattern.




I am so excited to share not only this Tunisian crochet design, but introduce a new yarn from Oink Pigments Yarns.  The yarn is  Nimbus a # 2 sock; 80% SW Merino, 10% Cashmere, 10% Nylon410 yds/100g, 3-ply.

A yummy blend of Merino and Cashmere.  
For this scarf I carried 2 strands together to make it a thicker cozier scarf.  Limeade is long enough to wear several ways.  If you notice that by using two strands together from  different hanks the blending of colors is stunning.  I used   "Dill With It" for this scarf.  The gals at Oink Pigments have great names for the colorways.   Nimbus is one of several new yarns being introduced at TNNA (The National Needlearts Association) this weekend in Columbus, OH. 

I was supposed to be at TNNA in Columbus this past weekend, but had to cancel the travel plans. I fell and tore 2 ligaments in my left hand.  Waiting on hand surgeon appt. So my crocheting and writing is limited with lots of breaks... I can't even tell you how frustrating it is.  I only hope everything works out to be able to still attend CGOA Chain Link in July, the odds are good. 





            

If you don't know how to Tunisian Crochet and would like to learn  Annie's has a video class by Kim Guzman that will get you on your way...
Limeade is available to purchase in my Ravelry Store and my Craftsy Shop


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I'm looking forward to using another of the new Oink Pigment Yarns soon. 





                                                                     

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Summer Fun with Rainbow Sherbet

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HELLO SUMMER!!! and Rainbow Sherbet


This is the cutest most versatile set for summer.  Easy to make,