Taking part in Stitch Craft Create's 'crochet motif blog hop' today with my decorated hot water bottle cover:... http://t.co/2ySBtNrNrl
and some most exciting news!
Hello. If you follow me on Instagram or Twitter you may have already heard my extremely exciting news. But for those of you who haven't (and to record it for me - you see I'm still pinching myself) I thought this news deserved a post of it's own...
Back in the summer I was contacted by the editor of one of my favourite crochet magazines, Inside Crochet. Claire, the editor, asked if I would consider working with them on a monthly column. As with anything new and unknown, amidst the excitement I felt quite nervous about taking on the project especially as Inside Crochet is such a well regarded magazine chock full of talented designers. I've never been one to let fear stop me and Claire seemed to instantly understand, all she asked was for me to be myself. Being myself is something I knew I could do ;)
Like a lot of you who crochet, I have learnt most of what I know from the internet, magazines and books. One of the reasons I love crochet so much is that there is always something new to learn, I think this is the main reason I have still not attempted to learn to knit (even though I'd like to very much). I know I will remain a student of crochet until my hands can no longer hold a hook.
So I am very proud to announce that I am now a columnist for Inside Crochet, where I get to write and photograph what I am most passionate about. My first column will be in issue 48 which comes out tomorrow - gah! I cannot tell you how excited I am about seeing an actual paper copy. If you would like to have a closer peek at some of the patterns included have a look here.
Now I know I may sound extremely biased but I think this is one of the best covers ever - I just love those colours and I've already spotted at least two things to add to my WIP list :)
Image © Inside Crochet
As for my contribution, my first pattern is this simple journal cover. I love making lists and I know as the New Year approaches I will be getting through lots of these note books. The cover is made in one complete piece so no fiddly bits! It's a great project if you are new to crochet (or if, like me, you like to crochet whilst watching your favourite TV box sets)
There is also a designer biography over on the Inside Crochet blog where I talk about how I started blogging and what inspires me if you'd like to have a read.
I also want to say a big, huge, massive 'thank you' to everyone who has already congratulated me via twitter, email and Instagram. Your comments meant so much to me, I feel very privileged to be a part of such a lovely, supportive community.
Bye for now. Em xx