September is already shaping up to be a very busy month. For all of you planning on going to TKGA (The Knitting Guild of America) Annual Convention (and regional convention for CGOA, the Crochet Guild of America, I hope to see you there Sept 11-14 in Portland. I will be sure to share photos in a couple weeks.
But this past week, weekend to be precise, was one of the most important for Liz, our design assistant and creator of the delightful crocheted Summer Sunflower. Her wedding to long-time partner, Jim, was picture-perfect, taking place at their house and adjacent field, perfect for a late summer wedding in Vermont.
But it was Liz’ dress that I was so impressed with. Liz’ mom, Deb, was the designer/seamstress for this creation, which looked especially wonderful from the back.
On to the Free Stuff!
Doris Chan’s Archena Skirt
And do we have what all you CGOA Chain Link attendees are waiting for – Doris Chan’s Archena grannies skirt, crocheted in all colors of Spa!! This skirt is so wearable, has a slight drawstring waist and a very slight flare edging in Misty Taupe. But it’s the placement of the squares and the harmonious way all the colors work together that makes the Archena skirt such a knockout. Doris really knows how to make simple, traditional motifs and totally update them for a contemporary and so wearable design.
Juno Toddler Dress
The Juno Toddler Dress, designed by Kelly Klem, is the “must-have” (rather “must knit”) for back-to-school. Worn as a dress, it’s great for that first day – worn as a tunic over pants or leggings makes it an everyday favorite. With toddlers and even older, easy-over necklines are so important for fuss-free dressing and the Juno’s shawl-collar is just that – easy over. Its cute mini-sequined flower appliqués on the front makes it so girly. But for girly girls that so often take over the sandbox or playground, Juno is made in washable Country, in Rose Bisque.