I have lots of exciting news to tell you all today
but before even one single bean is spilled I have to start by wishing you all
a very Happy June !
Let's hope it's going to be sun filled and warm
and that we can all finally get out those flip flops -
several times now I have vowed that this will be the last wearing of the Uggs
but I think they are now on their third sneaky reappearance
because I just can't be doing with cold feet.
As is always the way the year seems to be speeding by but I cannot believe
that I have been keeping my little secret since February.
I have been wanting to spill the beans for ages and share my excitement with you all
but the time had to be right .....
and now it is !
I'm sure many of you will have ordered yarn supplies from the brilliant Loveknitting.com
and eagerly awaited for the postman to deliver your parcel
that not only arrives incredibly quickly
but also comes beautifully packaged with all your yarn
lovingly tucked in to little drawstring bags.
Well ...... Happy Days ..... now there is a
as well !
If you haven't visited the site already I highly recommend that you hot foot
it there straight away as not only is it packed full of all the yarn you could
ever wish for but it is also an absolute treasure trove of
goodies for any crochet lover.
There is so much crochet inspiration to be had you will find that before you
know it several hours have passed as you click from idea to idea,
to free patterns, to crochet features galore in their Blog.
And that is where my little secret comes in ......
Way back in February the lovely Merion from Lovecrochet sent me an email
saying that she had been admiring my blog and the things I had been making
and would I be interested in getting involved with a new blog they were putting together ?
Well, once I'd picked myself up from the floor, composed myself a little
and had a bit of a think I said yes !
And here we are 4 months later and I have designed and written 8 patterns
and tutorials which are all being published on the blog,
with two already having gone live.
I even have my own little space called 'Crochet with Kate.'
It's all been hugely exciting, more than a little nerve wracking and has absolutely
pushed my pattern writing and IT skills to their very limit
- but it has been such fun too !
The first one was released a couple of Saturday's ago and was for my Bobbly Cushion.
You can now find the full pattern and photo tutorial for this over in
I had a practice run first with the grey and cream cushion
and then made it again in some gorgeous Debbie Bliss Cashmerino -
now officially my new favourite wool !
I'm so happy to have been able to tell you all now as it's really been very strange to be
beavering away on lots of projects but not being able to include you all.
But now I can !
And I hope you'll be able to try out some of the patterns too.
I'll make sure I tell you whenever a new one is posted and
at some point I hope to get all the patterns up on my sidebar too.
This last Saturdays post was for my Daisy Blanket but as this post is fast turning into a book
I'll come back to that next time !