I just remembered this week that there is one more thing that I haven't shared with you yet and it all started back in September....
That was when I was getting my Grannie Shrug pattern tested in the rather fabulous Ravelry group 'Free Pattern Testers'.
(I also just want to take this moment to say thank you for the fabulous response to this little idea of mine. I'm so chuffed with how it's been received, I've had so many lovely compliments and it's been selling well, so... thank you, thank you, thank you!)
It's a great place for getting sneak peaks of patterns soon to be released too, so I had great fun checking in on what was new each day. One day, I stumbled upon this little beauty, a pattern by the very talented Gabriela at Josefina Knits. I don't think I have ever before seen such beautiful, fine, lace-like crochet in all my Ravlery and bloggy wanderings. I was stunned by it.
It was a shame but I could always wait for the pattern to be released and see what I could make of it then. So I left Gabriela a note to compliment her on such a wonderful and impressive design and asked if she would mind awfully dropping me a line when the pattern was to be released? To my shock and absolute pleasure she wrote back to say that she had looked through my projects and felt that I'd had sufficient experience of lace knitting and crochet in general to be up to the task of testing the pattern and she would love to have me do just that!
I was so pleased (if slightly anxious!) and I'm so grateful to Gabriela for giving me the chance to 'cut my teeth' on such an intricate and delicate pattern. It was such a great challenge and I really did enjoy every moment of making it.
Let us have some more pictures to pour over...
That one's my fav, I love, love, love the edging of this shawl!
Well, I hope you like this pattern too and if you get a chance, do check out Gabriela's site or Ravelry page because she makes and designs some very boootiful things!
Till next week...