Some Thoughts on the Winter 2011 Issue

The Interweave Crochet Winter 2011 issue preview post went up last Friday, and we have loved hearing your responses-which projects are your favorite, photography ideas, and more. I am fascinated by the myriad of ways the internet now provides for us to talk about and share a single issue.

Recently I have come across several blogs by designers and yarn companies. It is always fun to see their perspective on a garment.


I laughed with Lorna's Laces as they shared a wonderful story about the joy of crocheting after Christmas.

My mother says that December 26th has always been her favorite day of the year. I can understand that. She's a worrier by nature and making sure six kids were happy with their Christmas experience is no small feat so she was glad when it was behind her for another year.

I thought of her when I found out that the new issue of Interweave Crochet will be hitting newsstands on December 29th… more


I enjoyed Malabrigo's look at sizing up Irish crochet with the Marina Sweater.

Interweave Crochet, Winter 2011 is out featuring Marina designed by Anastasia Popova with Malabrigo Yarn Merino Worsted on the cover!

Irish Crochet Lace is characterized by making separated crocheted motifs and joining them together with a loose temporary stitch onto a cloth forming the pattern… more


I loved reading Shelby Allaho's blog. She designed the Tendril Wrap and tells the delightful tale of this wraps journey from idea, to submission, to publication.

 I was inspired by their call for chunky lace designs, and began swatching some patterns that were originally meant for thread crochet.  Once I got a feel for what I liked, I combined the elements of a few swatches and enlarged them to work with chunky yarn. This wrap is seamless and made in one piece.  My original design submission was not! . . . more



I would love to read more of your blogs. Have you seen other blogs about the projects in the Winter 2011 issue?

Best wishes,

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