Friday 16 December 2016

December Recap

I haven't been very active here recently. Somehow, Instagram caught me into its net. But, actually, there's hardly anything crochet-related that I can share. I haven't written any patterns because the last 2 months were filled with the exhibition preparation, crafting for the fair and random amigurumi presents. The exhibition package got lost somewhere along the way and the toys never made it in time for the opening. I requested the search, but with no results yet.

Meanwhile, I made a huge batch of pinecones for the New Year fair (the pattern by June Gilbank can be found here).


Plus, there was a Fluffy Unicorn by LittleYarnFriends for my colleague's niece (get the free pattern here).



And Mo for IG's #getyouryarnwishesgranted. Somehow, the bigger The Woodland Friends get, the cuter they look (crochet hook 3.5 mm, double strand of DK). I'm deeply satisfied with how universal the patterns turned out. Mo got an infinity scarf instead of his usual bow-tie (ch.-100, 5 rounds of camel stitch, crochet hook 3.5 mm, DK) and a couple of simple baubles to decorate his antlers. Maybe, there will be a whole Christmas bunch next year (for now, the free pattern is here, the inexpensive ad-free pattern bundle is here. Don't forget about the Advent discounts).


Plus, Mr F's Persian Tiles is nearing its half and I really want to finish it this week. Next week at the latest.

I've been thinking a lot about what I want to do next year, where I want to move with crochet. I'm planning on a pattern subscription, but it won't be a quick thing to do and I might disappear for longer. But, at the same time, I want to make physical objects from other people's patterns (and, maybe, from my own, too), because there exists so much nice stuff out there already. To me, it feels amazing when people make something from my patterns, as it means that my work wasn't in vain, that it has made some child (or an adult) happy and warm. Perhaps, other designers feel the same. Plus, I've got pregnant relatives who will desperately need baby afghans for the spring/summer/autumn (underline the best variant). And booties. And caps. And I've got a pattern for an awesome doggie onesie/coat. Beware, in short :)

And a random question: Does anybody know any nice yarn store in Helsinki or Espoo that will be open around New Year?

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