While I don’t often wander into home decor design, when I do go there I thoroughly enjoy the change-up from my usual wearable crochet modus operandi. The beauty part of designing afghans, for example, is that I don’t have to endure the agony of writing sizing for the patterns. That fact alone is reason enough to visit home dec land more often. So when a friend invited me to contribute to her afghan book, I didn’t need to think twice.
This weekend, all of the contributing designers are helping to celebrate the release of Unexpected Afghans, by Robyn Chachula. I believe I speak for the entire group when I say what a pleasure it was to not have to size the patterns… oh, and how much fun it was to work with Robyn.
I have written previously about my relationship with pineapple crochet here. Very early in my career I realized that I loved creating pineapple designs so much that I was in danger of overdoing it. I began rationing my pineapple use. But you have to ask yourself, how many pineapple projects are allowable in, say, a year of designs? Two per year seemed excessive, and I now limit myself to one a year. So this afghan blows my quota for 2012. :-)
Here’s the list of contributors to Unexpected Afghans, so you can see what the entire gang has to say about the book this weekend:
Tracie Barrett – Tracie Barrett