Janie's Quick Update
I hope this email finds you well and that you are looking forward to the weekend....
We have been away on a family holiday, which is why there was no newsletter last week, but we are now back and well rested, ready to launch ourselves into all that the autumn season has to offer....
It has been great seeing all the images of the Day Lily motif from my Climbing Rose Wrap popping up on social media over the last couple of weeks. I am amazed at how quickly many of you are ploughing through the project and so grateful to all those of you who have been in contact to say how much you are enjoying it. The first set of patterns for this brand new CAL project featured in Inside Crochet Magazine issue 117, which was available to purchase two weeks ago. The next copy of the magazine will be available in a couple of week's time and will feature the pattern for another floral motif.
Don't forget that there is a new dedicated Facebook Group for the Climbing Rose CAL. The group has been created by my fabulous friend and talented crocheter Sue Macdonald and you can find it by following this link, or clicking on the banner above. All images are courtesy of Inside Crochet Magazine and Leanne Dixon.
If you are still looking for a yarn kit to accompany the project you will find them on Just Knots, Wool Warehouse, Deramores and Black Sheep Wools.
It is hard to believe that one of our favourite shows Yarndale is now just 3 weeks away. I have been keeping a track of the weekly countdown on the show's Instagram feed and am now excited by the prospect of getting stuck into the show preparations. I love Yarndale and adore the fact that a cattle market is transformed into a yarny heaven for a couple of days every autumn! We will have some new things on display, including a new version of my Bohemian Blooms design, which has been made using a collection of Stylecraft Yarns and we will also have all the new versions of the Delft Blanket on show.
We have also taken a stand at this year's Knitting and Stitching Show at Alexandra Palace. The show takes place in North London between the 10th and 13th October and is one of the biggest textile fairs in the UK so we are really looking forward to exhibiting here again.
My 'Maker of the Week' goes to Taina Tellervo who has posted some lovely images of her versions of my Frida's Flowers Blanket on her Instagram feed. I really love both these colourful versions of the blanket and I really enjoy seeing other people's ideas for colour palettes. I think Taina's grey, yellow and pink colour combo is particularly beautiful.
The four months we now have left in the lead up to 2020 are bound to speed by, especially with the Knit For Peace workshop trip to Mysore creeping up on me in January, but I am looking forward to sharing some exciting new things with you over the next few months including some reworked versions of existing designs and some new accessories that will go in my shop. Towards the end of the year I am hoping that I will have news of a brand new JANIE CROW venture, so I hope you will all continue to check in with me on a Friday afternoon.....
We are looking forward to a weekend at home. After 10 days away it will most likely involve lots of washing and sorting out before we head back into the studio on Monday. Of course it is a lovely treat to have a family holiday, but I have to admit I always enjoy going back to the studio and returning to the routine at Janie Crow once all the sun hats and swimming costumes have been put away for another year.
As always, I hope you are looking forward to a lovely relaxing weekend and that you are healthy and happy wherever you are....
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