In June I participated in a swap with fellow crafters. As one of the gifts for my swap partner, I wanted to try out a pattern I'd been eyeing for a while. It's the Yes, Yes Shawl by Bernat. This is the first pattern where I've used the chart instead of the written instructions, and I loved it! It's one of those patterns that looks complicated, but once you have done a few repeats it's a breeze. And the results are beautiful! I decided to play around with colors a bit and I'm really happy with how it turned out.
I've also been busy working on a housewarming gift, but I can't share pictures just yet. Stay tuned, I'll post pictures once it's finished and has been received. :)
And finally, my biggest news this week: The pattern I submitted to KnitPicks was accepted and is now available for purchase here! This is one of the first patterns I designed back before I really knew what I was doing. I've held onto the idea and perfected it, and it's finally available for others to make as well. I used KnitPicks Dishie yarn and I really loved working with the yarn and the company! I've already started working on some more ideas to submit!
If you like these mug cozies, but crocheting isn't really your thing, I have some finished cozies available in my Etsy shop.