Monday, June 19, 2006
A first!

I received my copy of Yarn magazine last week, and I was pleased to see that two of my patterns had indeed made it into the winter issue, which is their third issue. It's only a young magazine. I know it's not quite the same as getting a pattern into Interweave knits or one of the more internationally known magazines, but I am proud nonetheless.

I feel like a proud mum already. :)

This is Tabby Paws
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I designed it quite some time ago. It's a simple cabled design knitted so that the left and right paws are mirrorimages of one another. There is a reverse stockinette palm part so that the knit side is facing inwards and is smoother to wear.

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Boudoir Bootie, was not named by me. Actually, neither was Tabby paws. They were both named by the folks at Yarn. I love this sock as it's and easy lace design. I started out by calling them "short-short socks". When my mother-in-law wants to emphasise something, she says it twice. So we're not just late, but late-late, or not just sweet but sweet-sweet, and hence the short-short socks. I like one of the alternative names suggested in the magazine, which is "cleavage sock" as it really does show off some toe cleavage!

I don't think my phot of the picture in the magazine does a good job of showing the lace pattern on the sock. It's a simple lace that looks like a net with square holes. The picture in the magazine is much better!
Comments:
Congrats Celia! Even though you didn't name them, both patterns look great! Way to go!
 
congrats! they look great. :-)
 
woohoo!! you're published! =D
 
Congratulations, Celia. I bought the magazine at the weekend and saw them.

One question, does the lace really pull in a lot? It says to cast on 90 stitches for the sock. As I find 64 stitches sloppy, I wondered about this. I haven't used that particular cast on, so that will be something new.
Jan
 
Yarns winter magazine was the first issue of Yarn I've ever bought and I saw your patterns!! Congratulations!!!! ^_^
 
Cool! Happy you got published - keep it up. Terry in us
 
You're a published designer now! That's just awesome! Those socks look really cute.
Craving oranges and orange juice are you? Too funny! I ate about 4 boxes of Christmas oranges in a month! They haven't tasted the same since.
 
hello

I stumbled upon your blog whilst browsing of where to stay in Canberra. We are thinking of going there for the Floriade this coming spring. I am just felt in love with Redbrow and after read your comments about this B&B, I will definitely go for ti without any hesitations.

I am currently enjoying much of my time in Sydney ( we live in Chatswood ). Where are you about ? We moved from the UK last October for my husband has to work over here for the next 4 years.

marini
xxxx
 
good on you for getin the 2 published keep up the good work
 
The next up and coming designer :D Good on you Celia!
 
Wow! I'm so proud of you, sweetie! Those are very cool designs!
 
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I am proud-proud of you and happy-happy for you!

(Sorry I've not been around online. I'll look for you this week!)
 
Congratulations! You should be feeling like a proud mum.
 
Hi gal, I haven't been checking in lately and you are dropping bombshell news?!

Congratulations! As a published designer and a mum-to-be :)

Hugz
 
You must be so proud of your achievements, well done.
 
congrats! love the socks and must buy the mag and have a look plus congrats on being a mum to be!

I loved being pregnant, the chocolate, the cravings, the special attention, feeling the bubs and of course having a baby! hope you have as much fun as I did!
 
Oh WOW!!! I have just finished knitting those Booties!! There is a pic on my site if you are interested.
 
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