Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Magazine Article and a little Knitting

Hi there friends ,

I hope you had a wonderful Easter ( if you celebrate it) and that you had a great time with your families. 

I don't know if I have ever mentioned to you before, but my dream is to write a crochet or knitting book someday...

I have started on it, but it's going slowly because I also have a full time job, I have 2 teenagers and I need to sleep ( once in a while ) ah, ah!
While I cannot have my book yet, I like to write a pattern, once in a while, and I have released some of them here for you to enjoy.

Today I am really excited and have some great news to share with you...

 I have been featured at Inspired Crochet magazine.

My first article was released yesterday on their April issue and I'll have  2 more which will be on their next 2 issues. 
 This is a great digital magazine that features articles, interviews and many great patterns from online designers.  

If you have a free minute go check it out at 

I hope you enjoy it!

Before I go I also wanted to show you a project I just started...

I bought this yarn a couple of months ago with the idea of making something for Spring...

However, Spring is already here and I just now decided what to do with it...
This is a very fine, soft beautiful yarn... It's Swans Island - Natural Colors collection and it's a 50% fine merino wool, 50% tussah silk...
Just heavenly.
I found a pattern on Ravelry... FLORENCE by Karina Westermann
and it's perfect for this yarn. I had to modify a little and add a few extra stitches because the yarn and needles she used is bigger and my yarn is extremely thin. But it's turning out as a perfect Spring lacy scarf and I am so happy...just what I had imagined.

Now the only trick will be to stay focus and not do 10 other projects, at the same time, so I can finish it (even if it's on the last day of Spring :)). 

I hope you are enjoying your week and as always thank you so much for stopping by to see me and for taking the time to make all the wonderful comments ...they make my day :)
Lots of love to you!


  1. what a pretty pattern! I have added it to my queue.

    congratulations on the feature! what pattern is yours?

    1. I have a tutorial on how to add crochet edges to non crochet items ... I have been doing it for years and its a fun way to make a quick and pretty gift for somebody :) thanks for visiting me here Tanya :)

  2. Taci, how exciting!!! I am heading now to check it out!!! That scarf is going to be lovely!!!
    xo Kris

  3. *C*O*N*G*R*A*T*U*L*A*T*I*O*N*S*!* on getting published in the magazine! I will be the first in line to buy your book. That lacy scarf is absolutely stunning! See you soon!! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  4. HaPpY dAnCe!!! I'm so happy for you Taci. Congrats on the magazine, I've been waiting for it! And...I love your new scarf. The pattern is perfect for your yarn. Such a springy color. See you next week!

  5. Taci!!! So excited for you!!! I am going to check out your article and enjoyed seeing your beautiful new scarf. Hope we can get together soon. :)

  6. WOW Taci...how exciting! I am so happy for you. I am going to pop over so I can take a look...Congrats!
    Oh, your scarf is looking very pretty.....I love that color "pink"
    xx Shari

  7. Taci, you are amazing!!! A big congrats is being sent to you.

  8. That's fantastic! (My dream too! Maybe we should collaborate on a book? :) I love the knitting, its beautiful! Have a blessed day!

  9. Congrats on being featured! How exciting! I will go and check out the magazine...

  10. Congratulations on your 1st article! How fascinating & exciting! I saw that you came to visit over on my blog & I had to come visit you here today. I've never heard of 'Inspiring Crochet' before. It's always nice to find new inspirations from other crafters like me. What a beautiful knitting project you're working on. I'm not much of a knitter myself (first craft I taught myself back in the 70's), but I plan to get back to learning again very soon. I wish you all the best of luck with your book writings as well, Taci.

  11. Congrats Taci on being included in the digital magazine. The scarf you are knitting is very lovely. Best wishes for a wonderful day. Tammy

  12. Congratulations Taci! Your WIP is beautiful. So, so pretty and that yarn looks delightful :) Have a wonderful weekend, Elisabeth x

  13. No mean feat writing your own book Taci and including patterns I presume as well. You are off to a good start I see though so congratulations on the success of having an article in print and may there be many many more.

    I'm off to the magazine to have a look :-)

    beautiful delicate knitting and really love the salmon pink colour. Its going to be a beautiful wispy scarf.

    keep well

    Amanda :-)

  14. Wow! Congrats on being featured in the magazine! Very cool stuff!!


I love to hear all of your comments and I feel special that you took the time to visit me here today :)