Yesterday issue 16 of "Simply Crochet" magazine came out in the shops.
It was such a thrill to see it on the shelf in Morrisons.....I had to photograph it before I picked up my copy :0)
"Oh, well that's something to be proud of" she kindly replied and we got chatting about her daughters knitting.
My cowl is in a supplement that accompanies this months issue and I thought it would be small, but no, it's the same size as the main magazine............
And look what's inside the cover..........My colourful squares much larger than life............
And yet more beautiful images to accompany the pattern...........
I'm totally thrilled with how my little project looks here.
click on the photo to read it more easily.
In the bloggers supplement there are six lovely projects to crochet.The gorgeous floral clutch bag you can see inside the cover is by Tanya who blogs HERE
And here are the other four projects
Sweet flower Brooches by Rachel who blogs HERE
A happy Shopper Bag by Jules who blogs HERE
A Chunky Scarf by Rachelle who blogs HERE
and A cute Hat Pincushion by Hannah who blogs HERE
I think they are all lovely projects and I've discovered some wonderful blogs that are new to me.
To celebrate this first ever time I've had anything printed Simply Crochet have kindly offered to send two of my lovely readers ( that's you :0) ) a free copy of this issue, and what a treat it is .
In the main magazine there are absolutely loads of projects.
These are some of my favourites.......
Sweet Butterflies, I love this photo
I cute Bunny....I should make this :0)
Such a fun make
and, eeeeek, look at this swoon worthy riot of colour...........
I'm so tempted to start this.
As well as patterns there's wonderful inspiration. It's lovely to see Lucy's column going from strength to strength.........
If you would like the chance to win a copy simply leave me a comment on this post,
making sure I can contact you if you win.
Once I have your address I'll pass it onto the lovely people at Simply Crochet who will mail out your copy directly.
At the weekend I spent a great couple of hours with some old friends. One of this group makes wonderful jewellery from polymer clay. We all sat round another friends dining room table experimenting with this clever product.
While my friends made brooches and necklaces I played around making handles for some 4mm crochet hooks. They are not perfect but I'm actually pretty pleased with how they turned out for a first attempt.
While a simple metal hook suits me I've seen a lot of these hooks around blogland and I thought you may like the chance to try one, so I'll send one of these off to each of my winners too.
I'll draw two names out of the hat on Sunday, Good Luck!
P.S. Simply crochet also have a special subscription offer HERE too if you are interested