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Pineapples, Baby Things, and Test Crocheting/Knitting

I love test crocheting/knitting!! It’s a fun chance to work with designers and other testers and is great if you’re hoping for a designing career yourself (which I am, and I’ll be writing a lot more about that soon!!). Last autumn I did four secret tests (meaning I couldn’t share pictures until the patterns came out), the patterns were recently published so I thought I’d share:

First off is the Bonnie Baby Hat by Kelly Menzies, it’s available in the February issue of the UK magazine Let’s Knit!

Also from Kelly Menzies is Lux Baby Mittens and Lisbon Baby Booties (both available in the February issue of Let’s Knit!):

I had a lot of fun with the baby things! Especially the booties, they’re so sweet and tiny!! But I also did a shawl test for Maria Segares last September, the
Pineapples for Everyone Shawl is easily my favorite crocheted shawl pattern, the design is lovely and works up quickly (and can be made with any weight of yarn and appropriate hook) so I expect to be making another one soon! The pattern is free and you can find it by clicking on the picture it will take you straight to the pattern on the Crochetvolution site (a site that I highly recommend checking out more of!!):

That’s it for my secret testing! Though I’ve been doing other tests and in fact just finished one the other day, I’ll share those pics some other time though! This is getting a little picture-heavy 🙂

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Little Yarn Friends

I have been crocheting up a storm! Lots of little fun things but sshhh, some of them are secrets!! Not to be revealed before Christmas.

I did finish a little turtle that’ll be happy to meet you:


I was looking at amigurumi patterns on Ravelry and found a really great blog; Little Yarn Friends has several cute (and free) patterns, my favorite is Lil’ Bunny Cupcake which is definitely near the top of my to-do list now 🙂

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New favorite music video/I love ebooks!

I love this song,
I love it so much I could listen to it for hours (come to think of it…. I have ;))

Now on to a completely unrelated topic; today was my lucky day!!!! I won two free ebooks which I will review here in a few weeks, the first one will be Malice by Griffin Hayes and here is a short description:
Something unspeakable is murdering the townspeople of Millingham and only seventeen-year-old Lysander Shore knows what it is. A dark shadow that possesses its victims and forces them into grizzly acts of suicide. Lysander knows because he has seen it and he’s pretty sure it saw him too.

Sound interesting? I think so and can’t wait to get started!!


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