3.24.2010

Cover Girl!

This really makes me smile that I have been lucky enough to grace another cover of Crochet Today. This is especially true since I have had to reduce my work load a bit. (And I know you all know why! That little cutie can't take care of herself.)

I am tickled that they got the retro feel (see the intro), since that is exactly what I was going for. I was inspired by Anthropolie's traveling retro line from a few season's ago. Actually I have had pictures of their catalog pinned to my inspiration board for a while now, and am so delighted that it must have finally seeped into my conscience.

I started this project right after I finished the book projects. I wanted to jump right into more work to unwind from the craze of the book. (yes, I realize most people would take a time-out, but for me to work on one project was enough of a break. I think of it like a cool-down after crazy mental exercises from the new book.) Actually I only finished this project in early Feb. I think that is the fastest I have seen a project go from my fingers into publication, which is pretty neat.

The yarn is Red Heart Heart and Sole, a fingering weight yarn with an F/5 hook. If you want to make it, be sure to get something fine; since the lattice stitch pattern really can open up on you the thicker the yarn. I know working with fingering weight can be a pain, but trust me it will go fast with the stitch pattern. I think I crocheted this in 2 weeks and that is with taking care of CJ who was 4mths at the time.

Here are some more pics over at flickr. And my sneak preview from Feb.

I think the issue comes out in a few weeks. Be sure to check out Linda's cute baby dress and Roxana's bridal headband, too!

12 comments:

gill said...

i've only recently discovered crochet today - it's not easy to find in the uk
i'll certainly look out for the next issue!!
gill

The Loft said...

I can't wait till I get this in the mail. I wait for these like they're a bible!

Linda P said...

I love that sweater--the loop de doo in black totally makes it. I'm so happy to see more lightweight crochet designs lately. They are so much more flattering. Thanks for mentioning my baby dress!

smallsmallfaery said...

Congrats on your cover! Wow, the whole issue is great, I may have to get myself a copy!

stephanie said...

I love it!!

Jessica said...

Congrats! Sooo cute- love the sweater!

DiddleDaddleDesigns said...

This is so adorable. Someday, I'm going to get up the nerve to try clothing. Congratulations on the cover.
Teresa

Cora said...

I am so looking forward to the design. I think I have some beautiful lace weight yarn to crochet it. I am getting very good at recognizing your designs. They are so different yet simple.

VaCrocheter said...

Congratz on the cover, the sweater is perfect on you.

Cami said...

This is very cute! My first issue of Crochet Today was your other cover! I made it but I messed up on the rim... Need to restitch that part, but it was really fun to make!

Allison said...

I was just looking at this magazine today and loved the cover! And I don't know if you're aware of this, but the model wearing your sweater was one of the models just recently kicked off Project Runway, Cerri (prounounced like Carrie)! Funny, right? She is Irish and one of my favorites from the show. watch it? Anyway, LOVE your work!

JJCrochet (Jayna) said...

I love that Anthropologie inspired your work - I love that store and it's awesome to see how you took some of their design inspiration and incorporated it into your own work. Congrats for being on the cover of Crochet Today!