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Archive for October, 2009

It’s been an amazingly busy summer, with all the knit and crochet activities all summer long, but it’s great for fall to finally be upon us.

But I didn’t want fall to go by without talking about the August Crochet Guild of America’s (CGOA) annual convention, Chain Link.  This year it was held in Buffalo NY and was a big success with filled classes, workshops – and lots of fun.  Before I left Vermont for the show, I received a message from Carol Fitzgerald from Houston TX, telling me that she would be wearing a different Simply Soft creation each day.  And she didn’t fail me…..

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Here’s our friend and designer extraordinaire, Doris Chan, wearing her own design for Spa: doris the Avalon lace top.  And just in time for this, also our friend and amazing crochet tech editor, KJ Hay, created special crochet symbols for Doris’ now-famous design, which you can now find below the written pattern and schematics.

We want more (rather, YOU wanted more)!

So more it is!  You’ll want to check out all the new patterns on both www.naturallycaron.com and www.caron.com.  We’re really ramping up the number of free projects on our sites.  Every week there will be two free NaturallyCaron.com patterns and a free Caron.com pattern.  And if you haven’t signed up for the Caron Connections, here’s how you can.  You’ll be the first to know of the new patterns each week together with contests and yarn sales on www.shopcaron.com.

It’s Jacket & Coat Weather!

saginaw_opkingston_opHere are the newest patterns on NaturallyCaron.com.  The knitted Saginaw hooded coat, designed by everybody’s favorite, Deb Newton, was the hit of the CYCA fashion show this year, so enjoy!

And check out the amazing versatility of Kim Rutledge’s crocheted ruffle-edged Kingston coat complete with dazzling belt (and check out how we’ve made it especially versatile

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