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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Merry Christmas!

This past year has been a bit slow for me. Many of you know I really messed up my shoulder in June and it has been a very long road to recovery. It made it darn hard to design anything medicated. The math is hard enough without it! :-)

I am finally starting to see light at the end of the tunnel! I am making good progress on healing and if I continue to heal can avoid surgery. What a blessing, indeed! I will know in a few months for sure. Prayers appreciated!

On the flip side, although design opportunities have slowed (you don't work if you don't submit), I've been blessed with other opportunities that I can't wait to share with you! Just a few more weeks before I can tell!

In the mean time, I wish you and your families a very Merry Christmas and a very Blessed New Year!

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Eye Candy!

Every once in a while I run across a pattern I just can't wait to make. Usually, as a designer, I don't have much time to make things just for the fun of making them. Deadlines are looming and all that. I do think it's important to work on something other than my own designs from time to time, though. I think it helps me to grow as a designer and a knitter/crocheter. I can learn new techniques and shaping that I might not even consider on my own. It really does help expand my own knowledge and skills - something that is never a waste of time!
Lois S. Young's Scandinavian Stripes sure fits that bill for me! It may take me a year to complete - I think it will be time well spent! I love color work in both knitting and crochet and find that the more I do it the easier it is becoming. What new project are you going to jump in and try? I'd love to hear about it!