Friday, January 29, 2010

Crochet! Magazine Free Patterns

The other day I received my March 2010 issue of Crochet! Magazine. They always have such nice patterns in it, but I have yet to make any. Go figure! I do however, want to share the patterns they offer online to their subscribers or newsstand buyers. Go to http://crochetmagazine.com/ and log in with this limited-time code: CF4132, and you can download these free patterns.

CROCHET: GOOD FOR WHAT AILS YOU




EARTH MOSAIC


EMPIRE JACKET



FLOWER POT PURSE



PICCANTE CARDIGAN



TROPICAL SPLASH TOP


ENJOY!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Romantic Wrap

I do apologize for being AWOL for so long. I have to confess that I have been somewhat depressed for a while. I had somehow stopped taking my anti-depressants and a cloud depression settled over me the past couple of months. It's hard to realize what's happening at the time, but once I did, it's like a light bulb went off. I started back on my meds and felt better right away. Now I'm just about back to myself again. YAY! Those of you who suffer from depression know what I'm talking about. :) It's nothing to be ashamed of, and I consider it a package deal along with my other maladies.

Now that I've felt better lately, I was able to finish a shawl that I had started for my friend Kathy's February Birthday. It's called Romantic Wrap. Here's what the model looks like:




I used a local handspun, handpainted yarn and it turned out just beautiful. Here's what mine looks like:











Here's a link to the free pattern:



What do you think? Will my friend Kathy like it?