This Issue #19 is brought to you partly by My Favorite Link This Week, below.
My Favorite Link This Week
My friends designed squares for a crochet cable afghan pattern booklet. It's a group hug for our pal Pam Gillette http://bit.ly/j6KUpv
who is surviving breast cancer. 100% of the pattern sales go to Pam
Of the 23 of us who contributed, it could not have happened at all without: Tammy Hildebrand http://bit.ly/lpU9yO
who coordinated, collected, and joined our squares,
turning it into a magnificent gift for Pam. Doesn't it look fabulous on Pam's couch?! Susan Lowman http://bit.ly/kp8sPP
did much preliminary editing, and award-winning tech editor Marty Miller http://bit.ly/lUdR1m
did the final editing of the entire booklet. The beautiful photography and booklet design is by Amie Hirtes Bentley http://bit.ly/jc56la
I love having plenty of news to report!
OK, finishing up about Pam's Comfort Cables afghan (linked above):
This is the square I contributed. It's called "Brighíd's Willow" because Pam loves Celtic cables, so the name has an Old Celtic healing theme.
2. Doris Chan's deluxe Trellis pattern http://bit.ly/mttV9a
was released this week. I enjoyed what Doris blogged about it http://bit.ly/k82TsI
, so then I had to blog about what she blogged http://bit.ly/mycf4e
3. My new Petals Tunisian Lace Wrapper
(large cowl) released yesterday at my site http://bit.ly/ldUAJp
and in my Rav Store http://bit.ly/k8WW2D
. It has two fancy (but easy) beaded rows to
accent a diagonal seam. The slight added weight gives pretty drape and a luxe feel. Haven't blogged its story yet, but it involves Starbucks and my local friend Colette....
does make an appearance in "Tunisian Crochet Lace: New Habits." I recently blogged what I've discovered about crocheting and teaching Tunisian lace, http://bit.ly/iqFiXw
compared to the more traditionally dense and solid Tunisian crochet.
5. Remember the foundation stitch topic of this newsletter 2 weeks ago? An update: I polished up my photo tutorial http://bit.ly/m3StEV
with more details and some color-coding. This week, Doris has a new blog post about it http://bit.ly/lUaNJx
(includes a link to another post she wrote on the topic back in March).
I leave you with a jewelry design that I tried in blues for an upcoming pattern,