>WOWSERS! There’s nothing like seeing your designs on beautiful, famous people. During the CYCA (Craft Yarn Council of America) sponsored fashion show at the huge Winter 2009 CHA (Craft & Hobby Assicoation) trade show in Anaheim, the emcee was dressed in my Amsterdam Coat. She is the one and only Queen of Crafts, Terri Ouellette (Terri O to her adoring fans) and she makes the garment sample look fabulous.
Dang it, I was not in attendance at the end of January, not being able to tear myself away from slaving over my next book. But thanks to Cari Clement, Director of Fashion and Design for Caron International, who was kind enough to send me this image, and Susan Sullivan of Leisure Arts, who took the photo, I am able to share my overflowing pride.
The Amsterdam Coat is crocheted in NaturallyCaron.com Country, a worsted weight wool blend with all the softness and drape you could want. Visit the site for the free pattern and catch up with Cari’s Blog while you’re there.
>What a truly GORGEOUS garment! It DOES have beautiful drape. I love your style!:)
>Your writing another book!!! Can you tell us what types of patterns there will be? Children’s clothes? I would love it if you had no sew/top down sweater/vest patterns for kids. I’ve tried adapting your adult patterns, but I can never quite get it right. Oh, I’m so excited! A new book:O
>Sorry, no children’s wear in book three. But you’ve given me something to think about. Crocheting the garment samples would sure be faster! 🙂
>Love the garment, but wondering why she’s covering her spleen like that? Is she anti-spleen?
>Hey! Don’t diss the Queen. It’s bad karma. 😀