Hello Pippin readers,
2019 will be all about quality not quantity. So many patterns fall through the gaps as we rush to get on board the newest crochet along.
However, what happens to all those patterns that come before, during and after a crochet along. They sit in our Raverly library, they gather dust on the bookcase, they go into that black hole along with the many missing stitch markers, hooks and button. They disappear from our mind, and maybe if they are lucky they resurface
While I do plan to release a new CAL sometime next year, I just cannot tell you when. Therefore, in the meantime the admin team and I plan to have some down time! We work around the clock testing patterns and yarn amounts so everything runs smooth once a cal is up and running.
So for 2019 I have asked the team to pick ONE project that has been on their “to do list” Yes just ONE!!!
We will be sharing our New Year projects with you over the coming days and if you spot one that is on your “to do list” then hop on board and join in. This is not a CAL, Just friends working along together. No time line, No rush, or just sit back and watch the girls do their thing 🙂
Up first .. ME!!
So I thought long and hard about what pattern I should choose for my New Year project, I wanted something new and challenging, something that could teach me a few new tricks.
I pondered and searched so many wonderful patterns. Honestly it was quite overwhelming. I just could not decide, so when Jeni mentioned one of my favorite designers we formed a pact.
I cut my CAL crochet tooth on Jane Crowfoot’s Frida’s Flowers and loved every minute of it. Her designs are bright, colorful and perfectly written with just the right amount of challenging stitches to keep me intrigued.
After spending awhile browsing and drooling over her website, I decided on the captivating Bohemian Blooms. I ordered the pattern book, sat back and waited.
You can purchase a kit but I had already decided to use my own colors in one of my favorite yarns. You see I plan to redecorate my master bedroom in the spring and the husband always tends to go for plain solid colors so this gorgeous feminine blanket will give the room a warm and welcoming touch.
I received the pattern books and OMG…… I was shocked…. I was thrilled ..
Here me thinking I was just going to get a printed pattern but NOOOOOOOOOO I got this beautiful professionally printed BOOK. Yes BOOK.
96 pages of hi quality paper stock and clear as a sunny day photos. My excitement tripled. I spent an hour just gazing at the pictures, then another hour reading the insightful introduction where Jane talks a little about herself, her childhood, her inspiration and her process.
Forget counting down the days to Christmas, I am counting down the days to New Year’s when I can jump in and start the Bohemian Blooms.
About the Pattern.
You have 2 choice:
The Bohemian Blooms Pattern Book
96 pages, contains step-by-step images to guide you along the way as you work through Jane’s signature style written patterns (UK Terms)
The Bohemian Blooms Kit.
The kit contains everything you need – Rowan Yarns, Beads and Book
31 balls of Rowan Yarn, beads, sew in label and full color pattern brochure.
Note: UK terms are used. This project is not aimed at complete beginners or those relatively new to crochet and there is an assumption that you know the basic stitches and terminology.
My yarn choice.
Stylecraft Special DK (of course!)
Walnut, Mocha, Parchment, Meadow, Cypress, Duck Egg, Storm Blue, Plum, Grape, Pale Rose and Saffron.
I went with a muted colorway, keeping in with the style of the original Bohemian Blooms (Jane explains her choices of color in the introduction). I am excited to use Duck Egg for the first time in a project, shocking I know. The blues and green will bring a touch of nature, while the pink and purples will give that feminine feel I am after.
Yarn has been ordered, now just to decide on beads (optional). I cannot wait to go bead shopping.
Love Emma xoxox
Up tomorrow Hayley will share her New years project and choices.