When 2020 arrived, it was a year I was going to do so much.
Roll on 12 months and the world has changed completely. We’ve been in lockdown, out of lockdown, allowed to meet friends, not allowed to meet friends, not allowed to meet more than 6 people. We are back in lockdown currently as I type this – with a message of Stay at home.
You’d have thought that with all this extra time on my hands I’d of been super creative. I wasn’t! Well not as much as I’d hoped to have been! I don’t think I picked up a hook for months, and well the pattern writing up just went out of the window!
(Edit – after typing this post…….. it appears I was creative!)
I published 14 new free patterns on the blog
I ran a 13 week Crochet-a-long.
3 designs were published in Simply Crochet Magazine
5 designs in Crochet Now magazine
I had 4 designs published with Cygnet Yarns
Well I kind of didn’t write anything up! No blog posts no nothing! But I was making!
But I was still running workshops, Corner to Corner, arm knitting, crochet necklaces, and teaching kids to crochet in school.
I started typing it would seem!!
This saw me finally publish The Norton Scarf.
And I made the Front Cover of Crochet Now with my Hexilove blanket
And I was still teaching…….
March kicked off the with The No Brainer Cal.
A super quick and Scumptious make was next…..
Oh and a broken femur for the pink one 1 week before lockdown!
Then National Lockdown. Rainbows and clapping for the NHS.
Easter….. so a dinky little rabbit
And Easter egg hunt baskets that were so quick to make:
And a new blanket pattern for Cygnet Yarns in the best baby yarn!
I released 2 more designs for the Innocent Drinks Age Concern campaign – The Big Knit.
I finally typed up the Tumblebee pattern that I made for the pink one in year 2 (she’s now year 6!)
And I published a video on my YouTube Channel for how to Continuous Join Granny Squares……. just in time for joining for the No Brainer Cal.
Another free pattern – the Handy Stair basket (Homeschooling and the amount of things migrating around the house was obviously playing a part here)!
And then my lockdown project was finally finished. The Hexirainbow Blanket.
The Borlotto Shawl was tested and released.
My Little Lemon Pot covers were published in Crochet Now Magazine
Wearing masks was now standard – and peoples ears were hurting. So I designed some mask mates and made loads of them!
I designed a quick bookmark too
And of course – Granny Square day – where my design was published in Simply Crochets 100 Granny squares.
Crochet Now issue 59 was published, and it had my mini turtle keyrings design in it.
And my toucan cushion design
The schools finally went back after 6 months off.
And my Blanket scarf design was published in Simply Crochet Issue 101.
And Issue 60 of Crochet Now Magazine saw my Grape and Bobbles cushion published.
Then a monster make – the 1 ball rainbow mini granny square blanket……. my word the ends!
And a chance to revisit my free poppy patterns.
And I finally got to teach a workshop………. before we were in lockdown again!
I got to play with some great new yarn from Cygnet, and tried my hand at Colour pooling – and cracked it!
A super quick make was next – and properly festive.
My final blog post of 2020 – a new hat and scarf set for Cygnet Yarns. This one I started April 2019….. and forgot about it!
So there we have it 2020, the year a lot of us would like to forget!
So 2021…… what does it have in store for me?
Well more designs lined up for Crochet Now and Simply Crochet magazines.
More designs to blog about and publish here.
The aim of writing up all these patterns ??
Let’s just say, 2021 is going to be the year of clothing for me!
Happy New Year everyone.