|The Sophia Infinity Scarf|
The Sophia Infinity Scarf has been a hit, but the Bella Shrug has been far and away the shining star of the new patterns. I have been floored at the number of downloads it has gotten in just 3 days. I am also so excited that it has been hovering in the top 5 on Ravelry for crochet patterns too! Thank you to everyone who has downloaded or favorited the pattern. I adore each and every one of you marvelous people. That's one of the things I love most about designing and sharing my patterns with everyone. The ones I think are going to be big hits rarely are. The dark horses are the ones that always come out of no where and take on a life of their own. I almost didn't publish the Bella Shrug.
I have been crocheting since I was 7. My aunt & grandmother taught me. Most likely to keep me quiet so they could have 5 minutes peace, but whatever the reason I am grateful they did. I have always created things on whimsy but never wrote them down. I made it and off it went into the cosmos. The Bella Shrug was my very first attempt at sitting down and creating a written pattern based on one of my designs. I thought it would be a simple process. It wasn't, at least for me. It's been a few years, a lot of frogging and a lot of rookie mistakes. I have always been proud of that design and have made quite a few of them as gifts. Over the years it's been revised and rewritten in my design notebooks, but never quite there as a completed pattern. When I finally found the courage to venture out and start publishing & sharing some of my designs the Bella Shrug was one of the ones I had hoped to publish. I just never thought it was ready. Part of me is a little nervous that it's not ready now too, but it was time and I have been touched and thrilled by the response to my first design child!
|The Bella Shrug|
Next time more about the projects I am working on this week!