Friday, December 28, 2012

My Year of Crochet

Since this post will be my last in 2012, I thought it would be nice to reflect on the great year I have had and talk about my hopes for 2013.

There were many highlights in my crochet world this year!

-My designs were included in the Summer, Fall, Accessories, and Winter issues of Interweave Crochet.

-I purchased software for making crochet diagrams, and learned how to use it.

-I self published a design that I am very proud of, and in the process, I found out that there are some wonderful people in Ravelry's pattern testing group.

-I taught my daughter how to crochet.

-I got to meet up with 2 wonderful friends in the crochet industry.

-I learned to spin yarn with a drop spindle.

-I put together tutorials on how to make a twisted fringe, bold bobbles, and a slip stitch cord.

-My Marseille Necklace won a prize in the Crochet Guild of America's annual design competition.

-I was asked to be part of some exciting projects that are still under wraps, AND I signed the most important contract of my crochet career!

I have been working hard these past few months, and can't wait until the time when I can reveal everything to you. My crochet wish for 2013 is that I will have the time to work on other techniques, such as hairpin lace, Tunisian crochet, and extreme crochet. Maybe the days will be longer and more productive next year...A girl can dream can't she!

Crochet just keeps getting more exciting for me, and I feel so lucky that I am able to do work that I love. Thank you to all of my readers for your interest in my work and for your support. May 2013 be a wonderful year for you all!


  1. Congratulations, you had a wonderful year! Best wishes for an even better 2013.

  2. Thank you Marie! I hope you have a wonderful 2013 as well!

  3. Shelby do you have any step by step photos for the Loken attaching the medallions I am already coverting over to a left handed pattern and the instructions are incredibly confusing. I've gotten all medalions made and can't do anything with them!!!! Need you to post something please

  4. Hello Anonymous, I am afraid I don't have step by step photos, but the blog post I did about the cowl has some close-up photos. Hopefully they will help!

  5. Thank you Marie! I hope you have a wonderful 2021 as well!