This week I've been working full time as a crochet designer. I've only had one day at Duttons and the rest of the time I'm been in my crochet cave.
I've taken on a lot of work. My white board is full, I'm surrounded by yarn and half finished pieces. Its been fun and its given me a taste of what it would be like to give up my day job and commit to being a full time crochet designer.
Other than the cats I haven't had much other company. Every morning I take myself a walk to get some fresh air and set me up for the day. Its peaceful the leaves are quickly changing colours and Autumn is defiantly here. I like listening to the birds and trying to spot other wildlife. I saw a fox one day and wished it a cheery Good morning as it when on its way.
I need to take my camera one morning as the woods have changed so much since spring when I took this
I never thought there would come a day when crochet could become my full time job but it may well be that that time is coming soon.
Now onto Love crochet magazine.
The new magazine hit the shops last week and you'll find two patterns of mine in this issue.
Update - Pattern for the penguins is now available here
The first idea I had about these guys was for the colours, I'd been told I couldn't use black and at the time the commission came in I was working on a shopping bag for me (as with all projects for me this still hasn't been finished).
I really liked the way these colours worked together in this random stripe and thought they would work well for the penguins.
This is the original sketch at this point they were going to be dressed differently but they looked better when they matched. I love hoe the finished duo look really fun and cosy, they turned out well.
This is my 4th cover for Love crochet magazine in a row and its such an honor yet again.
I'll tell you more about the kittens when I get my copy of the mag and can show you some better picture.
I'll leave you with some exciting news. This December I will be running an advent calender of free Christmas patterns on the blog. Every day of December there will be a new exclusive pattern by me available to download here.
Its quite a task I've but I'm really enjoying the challenge and I'm getting some really lovely patterns together for you. Stay tuned they'll be more news soon.
Time for handmade monday, pop over and join in the fun