Friday, January 9, 2015

Happy New Year!!!!

I do love a neat single crochet seam ...
OhMyBob, it's 2015!!!!! I hope everyone had a great New Year's celebration (or at least you rang in the new year in the way most pleasant for you). I have been so busy since mid-December, it still feels like 2014 to me. I will have a recap of last year, hopefully sometime before the end of January.

(c); go here at the site
for further information on this design.
In the meantime, I start off 2015 with two new designs published in the February issue of (and they have yet to make it to the Ravelry database, but they will soon I am certain): the first is the Frozen Crystals Pillow. I am absolutely in love with the mix of tunisian crochet and post stitches in this design. Made with a cool shade of Cascade Yarn's 220 Superwash Aran (which I blogged about here right around the Labor Day weekend, and includes my ode to all the wonderful yarn I used last summer), I am just itching to use this pillow in my own living room. Of course, I want to make a few interior design changes before I do, so it most likely won't happen until the spring. Nevertheless, just knowing I have this waiting for me is such a delicious design treat. 

The other design in February's edition is the lush La Coeur Cowl:

(c); go here at the site
for further information on this design.

Made with Bernat's Alpaca (a chunky alpaca blend that I featured on the blog back in August 2014), this is a quick, quick, quick project. Since I've definitely been feeling the cowl love lately, the timing of this design's publishing couldn't be better. Of course, it would be a great Valentine's Day gift to whip up for someone special in your life (and this isn't an all inclusive list) - mom, sister, cousin, daughter, bff ... or yourself! 

I am so glad these designs are kicking off my 2015 (and Leather, Lace, Grit & Grace is oh-so-close on their heels!), I'm still pinching myself due to the design bounty that continues from 2014. I hope you'll head on over to Andrea's at Wisdom Begins in Wonder and check out how everyone else is starting off their year.

And, hey - have a great, fiber-filled weekend!

1 comment:

  1. I love that cushion cover! I'll pin it, queue it and - three years from now when I have time to make this kind of gorgeous, sophisticated project, - will make a set of them for th gorgeous and sophisticated couch I will have, post-toddlerdom.e
    Happy New Year back to you!