I’ve just been shopping, I don’t normally go on a Saturday as I can go any day of the week and prefer to avoid the crowds. But today I had to go because I was desperate to buy a copy of the latest Mollie Makes, issue number 55. I should have received a contributor copy but it hasn’t arrived yet and I just wanted to see it to check it was absolutely true that one of my designs is in it! And it is:
I have worked as the crochet tech editor for Mollie Makes for a few years now, and it’s a great magazine to work for, not least because all the people I work with there are truly lovely. However, I have never submitted any designs before; you see I don’t submit designs to any magazine often as I like to work at my own pace and don’t want the stress of deadlines. In this instance I was partway through making the cowl and just sent a photo of it to the Deputy Editor (yes, partially made with lots of loose ends – in fact the photo didn’t look at all good!). So I was very happily surprised to find they wanted it!
Having the evidence of the publication before my eyes, I settled down to a cuppa and enjoyed reading it. I can’t help lingering over my design though – the photography and layout is wonderful, they have done me proud. The cowl was a dream to make, because the motif is straightforward, quick to learn and easy to join….and the yarn I used was Drops Baby Alpaca Silk which is sooooo soft (and great value for luxury fibres at less than £4 per ball).
I would love to see any cowls made to this design, so if you are tempted to make one please do share a photo with me.
Happy crocheting xxx