Stalking the Wild Limpet
This is the first photo in a small series that I posted on my blog June 6, 2009
, for a completely different purpose (scroll down). I didn't realize at the time that this is also how one begins limpets.
A Few Limpetty Links
Margaret Hubert's The Complete Photo Guide to Crochet book offers a stitch symbol
for the limpet; at this link
, scroll to page 30.
Renate Kirkpatrick's limpet fabric
See Barbara van Elsen's necklace
of stacked limpets.
The mossy green stitches in Prudence Mapstone's scrumble
African Flowers, the crocheted kind: they're all over the internet
it seems. There's even a "Crocheting African Flowers" Flickr Group
with 600 members, lots of photos, and helpful tips. Here's Heidi's how-to
for this pretty motif.
Am poised on the very brink
of adding 2 new patterns! They're being professionally tech edited now. One of my policies is to never rush my tech editor :-)
How about sneak peeks?
1. Waterlily Layer
(link shows 3 ways of wearing this vest-thing--including upside down!). This one is available by size. It has an unusual construction--seamed perpendicularly with big stitch repeats--that would make a pattern unwieldy to use if all sizes were squeezed into a single pattern. Why should I publish an unwieldy pattern if there's a much more pleasant way to go about it? I love being in the driver's seat.
2. Frostyflakes Scarf & Wrap in All Gauges
. This is a cornerstart, any yarn amount, edge-as-you-go-and-call-it-a-day kind of pattern. I'm still adding photos to this set; made the white silk one first and thought of it as "frosted flakes" but changed it to "frostyflakes" to avoid trademark issues. Then made a beaded red one and now I can't stop thinking of holly! The white cashmere one looks frosty.
Patterns that take into account lots of different yarns & gauges thrill me. I didn't get a chance to write this kind of pattern when I was freelancing for other publishers.
I keep forgetting to mention the two interviews I've done recently. If you're interested you can read them online: at Jocelyn Sass' Cute Crochet Cafe, "Meet the Designer Vashti Braha"
; and at Renee Barnes' Crochetrenee blog, "Industry Insider Interview
Regrettably I posted 2 dead links in the last newsletter so I need to repost them here with the hope that they are truly clickable this time: Doris Chan's first pattern for girls, the Birthday Girl Skirt
, is still
the hottest off the press.
The other nonworking link was to the photographer, model of the skirt, model's mother, and my friend: Ellen Gormley
And finally, if you're in Twitter, let's link up