I have two exciting things to tell you from my week.

First my Chevron Cowl was published in Inside Crochet magazine, this is one of my favourite makes and flew off the hook.   The yarn is lusciously soft – MillaMia Naturally Soft Aran and just 3 balls is all it takes, plus a few buttons as the cowl is adaptable.

As usual Claire and the team at Inside Crochet presented my design wonderfully – and there’s quite a nice selection of photos on the patten page on Ravelry.  This month’s Inside Crochet has a lovely free gift of a notebook.  I use notebooks a lot whilst designing and crocheting so it was well received by me.  In fact Inside Crochet has had some excellent quality free gifts these last few months – probably the best I’ve seen on a magazine for a long time.

I enjoyed the rest of the issue over a leisurely coffee – plenty to see and several items I want to make:

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The second exciting news is to let you know that Yarns from the Plain will be doing a trunk show at fluph, a fabulous yarn shop in Dundee, on 25th May and at that trunk show the very first kits from our joint venture will be on sale!   Yes, for the first time you will see some of my crochet designs in Nic’s scrummy yarn!   Not all the kits will be ready by then, but it will give you a taste of what’s to come.   A lot of work has gone into producing these kits by both Nic and I, choosing the designs was the easy bit and choosing the colours was the fun bit!  But as well as that there was oodles of crocheting and then the photos and packaging, and yarn winding etc.    If you are anywhere near Dundee on the day please go and visit the trunk show, and if you do please let me know what you think of the kits..

As well as that, this week I’ve been doing more preparation for Cheshire Fibre Festival.  Hopefully there will be more to tell you on that soon.

Meanwhile…happy crocheting xxx