A. The view of red bananas and jumbo frangipani from the window of my sunny crochet studio:
|Fish Lips Lace in the process of
becoming a pullover shrug.
|Fish Lips: The Scarf
B. Here's a heads up about my new crochet designs coming out in about a week!
On the indie front, ol' DesigningVashti-Vashti is finalizing the oddly compelling Fish Lips Lace Shrug pattern pdf.
C. I'm also working on a pdf for the peculiarly pleasing Bare Bones Game Scarf Technique. It's subterraneously related to Fish Lips. Update! It became the Crochet to the Color Playbook!
Look at how a hand dyed yarn rises to the Bare Bones challenge, below! It's a custom colorway created by Lorna's Laces for my local yarn shop.
|The Bare Bones Game
|Ennis Tunisian Filet Shawl
Magazine copies are officially available on newsstands on June 17, but I think they get mailed out to subscribers before then; also, you can instantly download the digital edition.
|Sister Act seamed as a cutaway shrug
Then, love knots galore! Sister Act is a shawl that easily converts to a bolero-style shrug. I used a vintage love knot pattern for it. See it in lustrous white: earlier Sister Act prototype called "Palestrina Convertible."
|-: Electra Wrap :-
The three-piece beaded love knot ensemble of Dragonfly, Seagrapes, and Sambuca Cords have a special purpose. They illustrate three valuable ways to crochet beads into love knots as you go.
These three jewelry patterns accompany the love knot article I wrote for the issue: "Beyond the Basics: Crochet Amore." When you see that article, you'll see why I love to teach love knot classes, AND why I love to use love knots when demonstrating all the ways to add beads to any crochet stitches!
|The Amores: Dragonfly, Seagrapes, Sambuca Cords
Want to see a close up of the frangipani flowers? I posted one of my early morning pics in my NEW RAVELRY GROUP. It's in honor of birthday girl cleverbritches, who founded the group just a few weeks ago. I hope you will join and say hello (or Happy Birthday) if you visit.