Pineapple Shawl, Tutorials and Sharing the Love

What I’m up to

Whoa! So much has been happening around here! There’s the new website, Ami Club opening next week, Black Friday sales… oh, and did I mention my in-laws are coming from Australia for Thanksgiving? Their first Thanksgiving ever? No pressure.

With all of that, I’m (as the Aussies would say) “flat out like a lizard drinking”. Which roughly translates to “dog-tired”… but I’m also incredibly excited!

I’m not spilling any beans, but a major international craft magazine just emailed me this morning about featuring Ami Club. Whoa. The club is going to be so good and I just can’t wait until it launches, because I know you’ll love it too.

In my downtime, I finished crocheting my pineapple shawl (it’s SpaceCadet’s Lucina Fingering in the color Drizzle and the pattern is Pineapple Centerpiece #7771. Catchy name, huh?) The pattern is for a doily, and I was hoping that with a thicker yarn and bigger hook, it’d be shawl-size. I even added an extra row of pineapples… and it’s, well, a small shawl. Which is okay. I learned the knot stitch, which is cool even though I’m not sure how much I love the look. For my next one, I want to go bigger, so I’m eyeing this pattern. But it uses 4,000 yards. So, maybe next year.

If you don’t know all 4 colors of cauliflower (or haven’t seen them in one place), then you’ll want to look at this photo I took at my farmer’s market.

You’ve probably noticed that Nelson the Owl (my logo) got a bit of an update. I just finished crocheting a new Nelson. What a cutie!

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Let me hear from you!

Today’s feel good story is this grandma who invited the wrong teen to Thanksgiving and invites him anyway. She says “Of course you can [still come by]. That’s what Grandmas do… feed everyone!” Isn’t that EXACTLY the spirit we all need right now? Spread the love, people.

Oh, and Michael’s JUST tweeted that they’re having a 70% off pre-Black Friday sale.

Let me know what you’re up to! You’ll hear from me again before Thanksgiving!

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