So this happened, and I didn’t blog about it because I was drowning in school, but now I’m here to tell you about it.
I got to partner with KnitCrate to be a crochet designer for their February box. They sent me this absolutely gorgeous, custom-dyed Malabrigo yarn that I could never have afforded on their own, and this is what I made for them. (All images are copyright KnitCrate, and they are the most gorgeous photographs I’ve seen in a good long while.)
Presenting the Butterfly Shell Infinity Scarf!
My design is actually on a MODEL? Like, a real-life model is wearing something I crocheted, and it’s published in a book? WHAT IS THIS LIFE.
To make things even more exciting, take a look at the cover of the ebook:
Yep, that’s my design…on the cover…?!?!?! I was sitting in the college cafeteria when I saw the cover, and it was so hard not to squeal. I can’t even believe how beautiful these photos and this ebook turned out, and it is such an honor to have been involved. I’ve been dreaming of this since I was a wee young teenager and first learned to crochet, so to actually be a published designer? It’s unreal.
Click here to view all three designs from this issue. We all got the same yarn to work with, and I absolutely love what the other two designers did with it. You can purchase my pattern here. I’ve seen a copy of the pattern PDF, and it’s so beautifully formatted. I got to work with an actual tech editor, who caught a couple silly mistakes I made, and the whole experience was just so cool.
Man, it’s a good life, you guys.
What feels like eons ago, I corresponded with the brilliant Sue Perez of Mrs Micawber’s Recipe for Happiness when she had just begun her professional crochet design career. She gave me advice as a young teenager and helped me see that my dream was achievable. I owe a lot to that conversation, and I’m truly grateful. Thank you. ❤