I am a published pattern writer!

I am so excited….my baby dress pattern is in the latest issue of Inside Crochet Magazine. Issue 9.  I have been getting a good response from it so far.  One speedy crocheter has already almost finished hers, looky! The pretty dress is very easy and a lot of fun to make.  Just 100g of 4ply, fingering weight yarn with a yardage of about 400metres will make the versions shown.  The one on the left was made using Posh Yarns Sylvia, the middle one was Wendy Happy and the third one is some of my own dyed up sock yarn, the one with a bit of nylon in it, it worked very well indeed 🙂 More photos can be seen here


A Day Out with Sullivan (42)

This is Sullivan, my delightful little grandson. He is 2.5 years old.  At the weekend Barry, Maisie and I had the pleasure of looking after this little man whilst his Mummy and Daddy and two big sisters went on an adventure weekend.  Sullivan was too little to join in with their fun so we had fun with him instead.  He is so entertaining, funny, cute, delicious, clever….can you tell that I am smitten with him?

On the Saturday, Barry suggested we took Sullivan on a steam train journey, I was definitely up for that as I love steam trains, Barry has a bit of a thing for them too. Sullivan adores everything to do with Thomas the Tank Engine, So the steam train it was!

You can see the whole album here and there is a less than obvious ‘slideshow’ button you can click if you feel like it!

It was such a magical day, we left a very dull Barnstaple, but saw the weather change to gorgeous sunshine as we had quite a long drive to find the train at Bishops Lydeard.  Sullivan was very quiet on the journey to the train but as soon as we turned in to the station car park he saw trains and promptly announced‘I can see two trains!’ and from that moment he chatted the whole day.

A Day Out with Sullivan (56)

On the way back, we were in the car and all feeling rather weary, so Grandma said to Sullivan, ‘do you ever stop talking?’ and Sullivan replied ‘I have one more question…’  which made us all laugh, he had many more than one more question!!

Lovely happy memories….

About picperfic

I dye luxurious fibre blends for spinners and felters, and sew beautiful bags, project bags and needle/hook organisers to a very high standard, using designer fabrics and then I photograph them!
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7 Responses to I am a published pattern writer!

  1. KSee says:

    I'll say it once again, you are a remarkable, talented woman. I love the little dress. I went over to the other site and complimented her on it.

  2. Rani says:

    Well, now isn't this exciting! And I think it would be so fun to see other people knitting up your own pattern.That little guy is darling. Absolutely darling. I'm glad he had Grandma time. That is a magical age.

  3. TutleyMutley says:

    Being published feels soooo good, don't it?! Well done Marianne! Yeehaw!

  4. Marianne says:

    Brava! getting your pretty little dress pattern published! almost has me wanting to learn more crochet skilz :^D.Sullivan, how could you NOT be smitten with him? It always amazes me how fast they grow, seems like not that long ago he was a tiny newborn.Lovely good time made! XOX

  5. Linda says:

    Oh well done on your pattern, its lovely!

  6. silverpebble says:

    Many many congratulations on being published! It's such a beautiful little dress that it's not surprising. Hurray!

  7. Amy Caroline says:

    Popped over from Ravelry to tell you that this dress is the reason I spent an hour yesterday trying to buy Inside Crochet! It is simply lovely! I spent all evening working my needle on it!

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