Archive for July, 2011

Then – and Now

Nicky Epstein, Sion Elalouf, Cari Clement in 1986

 One thing trade shows are great for is to see old friends.  Nicky, Sion and I judged a knitting contest for Family Circle Fashions & Crafts magazine back in 1986.  The magazine has gone, but we’re all still here.  Is this a great industry or what!?!  They just can’t get rid of us….. 

In June I just HAD to get another shot of us, as Nicky and I walked through the Knitting Fever booth and reminesced with Sion.

Nicky, Sion, Cari today, June 2011


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Hey there! Just a quick, drive-by posting to show you all of the new, Sheep(ish) patterns that have come out over the past few weeks. Take a gander, get ’em for free at Caron.com, grab yourself some Sheep(ish) at Buy.Caron.com or JoAnn superstores, and get stitchin’!

(Modern Chic version)

(Retro-pop version)


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My latest design in Sheep(ish) is available for free now on Caron.com. For this one, I paired the wavy lines of the Arcade Stitch pattern with a clean, boxy cut to create a roomy, go-with-everything jacket. Penny Arcade can be dressed up by belting and pairing with a funky skirt or sleek pants. Make it casual by throwing it over a t-shirt and jeans. It works with anybody’s style really, and is the perfect garment to keep around when you want to cozy-up!
Too hot to crochet this one today? Well, you can still plan ahead for the Fall. Right now through July 16th, Sheep(ish) is on sale for $2.99 a ball at participating JoAnn stores! Find a store here. Buy now, crochet later!

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