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Good Bye, 2018!

It has been very busy year, we created, knitted and published 52 patterns!

I had some favorites this year that I would like to mention.

In January we published pattern named “Amsterdam” dedicated to my mother. For me, tulips always remind me of her. https://lacebycr.com/en/shop/pdf-pattern-amsterdam/

On 1st of April pattern named “9gag” was published. I wanted to knit this one for a while and April Fool’s Day seemed as perfect fit. Pattern is free to download.
https://lacebycr.com/en/shop/pdf-pattern-9gag/

I really loved knitting “Hortensia”, beautiful pattern and 2400+ nupps.
https://lacebycr.com/en/shop/pdf-pattern-hortensia/



May was full of really cool patterns.
“Moekad Mummud” is simple, yet really cute pattern. Perfect for multicolored yarn. We used hand-dyed yarn made by me.
https://lacebycr.com/en/shop/pdf-pattern-moekad-mummud/

And who can say no to some butterflies? I can say, best pattern with butterflies so far. Tried something new and it turned out great.
https://lacebycr.com/en/shop/pdf-pattern-butterfly/

In July I showed everyone process of creating pattern and knitting shawl. It got a lot of attention, it is rare to see behind closed doors. I wrote blog post about it (https://lacebycr.com/en/how-its-made/) and pattern is available for free here:
https://lacebycr.com/en/shop/pdf-pattern-how-its-made/

Pattern named “Nr. 53” was waiting for a long time to be tested. It was more complex and time consuming than my usual work due to 21-ply nupps, a lot of stockinette and big size. But it was a very enjoyable and I would love to knit it again one day.
https://lacebycr.com/en/shop/pdf-pattern-nr-53/

In September we published yet another free pattern “Illusion”, this one dedicated to my dear cat. She’s been with me for few great years so far and hopefully we have a lot more years to come. She turns 15 in March, but she still is acting like a girl.
https://lacebycr.com/en/shop/pdf-pattern-illusion/

I was really jealous that I couldn’t test pattern “Tiia’s Cherries” myself, because it is just so cool. I’m sure, it would look delicious in any color.
https://lacebycr.com/en/shop/pdf-pattern-tiias-cherries/

I’d say October was best month this year, I can honestly say, I love all four published patterns.
Pattern “Moths”, because you know, related to butterflies. https://lacebycr.com/en/shop/pdf-pattern-moths/
Pattern “Shawl of Courage” had personal meaning for me, maybe it will also help someone else with building up the courage.
https://lacebycr.com/en/shop/pdf-pattern-shawl-of-courage/
I was waiting for almost a year to test out pattern “Flower of October”. Whole year was planned out and I couldn’t knit it before. It is 101% me, a lot of nupps and flowers.
https://lacebycr.com/en/shop/pdf-pattern-flower-of-october/
“All-Seeing Eye” was created for fun and I’d say, result is quite cool and fun. I would love to see it with different colors or even just one.
https://lacebycr.com/en/shop/pdf-pattern-all-seeing-eye/

In November we published “Simple Things”, but it could have been named also Biology as I was mainly knitting it in my Biology lectures. My teachers allow me to knit during lectures, because I still manage to listen and answer.
https://lacebycr.com/en/shop/pdf-pattern-simple-things/

Pattern “Porsche the Cat” is dedicated to a rescued cat, who was unfortunately too sick and we had to let him ago after only three weeks. He had failed kidneys (lost his eye-sight because of it) and he also was deaf. I was happy to give him home, love and a lot of attention, he deserved it.
https://lacebycr.com/en/shop/pdf-pattern-porsche-the-cat/

In December we published another free pattern “Evergreen Trees”, really beautiful shawl with trees and snowfall. It was a blast knitting it and I hope everyone else has same experience.
https://lacebycr.com/en/shop/pdf-pattern-evergreen-trees/

So what’s next for 2019?
We won’t publish patterns every week, but there will be something from time to time.
I had finally time to start working on my first book full on cool and colorful patterns. One shawl is already finished and yesterday I started next one. I’m hoping to be finished by 09.2020, so there will be a lot of work ahead.


I hope you will have a great year full of lace 🙂