This has been a funny week; the weather here in the UK continues to drown us with monsoon-like rain and British politics has entered an ‘interesting’ phase.  But life continues as usual – and for me that means planning, crocheting, pattern writing, charting……

So here’s a quick summary of my week (so far).

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I’m just about keeping on top of my ‘to do’ list for the Cheshire Fibre Festival (CFF).  I met with Nic earlier this week and she passed me some lovely flyers (copy on the CFF page), which I’ll be distributing with enthusiasm!  I steamed through a new cowl design (destined for a one-ball kit at CFF) which one of my lovely friends is now testing for me.  And I’ve been crocheting a new blanket (or 3) for one of the workshops, however my left shoulder has started to complain a touch so I may have to slow down.  Over the coming weeks I’ll be giving you some insight into CFF through regular blogs posts.

Nic and I also finalised 2 more crochet kits in our collaboration, both lovely colourful scarves.  These kits will be available very soon, in fact they will make an appearance at the Knitting & Crochet Guild Convention this weekend.  Here’s a preview of the new Fruitilicious Scarf – using 3 colours of aran weight yarn

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Photo courtesy of Yarns from the Plain

I had a lovely surprise yesterday when I found one of my designs has made it into the top 5 most favourite patterns on LoveCrochet.  The design is Angel Wisp shawl.

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I was so pleased and tremendously proud to be in this top 5 – the other 4 designers in this group are some of the great of the crochet world.  Angel Wisp is one of my earlier designs, and is made in a lovely kidsilk  mohair yarn.  I haven’t designed anything using this type of yarn for a while but by amazing co-incidence there is a new design on my hook using it!

I hope you’ve been having a good week too.

Happy crocheting xxx