Wow, it's been 8 months since I began this crochet journey, and I can't believe that it hasn't been a complete disaster! I think there's some sort of formula that I can share with you, that illustrates the key to success:
Confidence in your abilities + reaching out to the online crochet community + defining your aesthetic and 'brand' + working really freaking hard = successful crochet career
On the working really freaking hard point, when all was still quiet a couple of months ago, I decided to set my own brief of designing a collection for myself. An Autumn/Winter collection using all the yarns I like, making all the things that had been buzzing round in my head. It's only a little collection, but I am so impossibly thrilled with how it's come out that, even though I'm up to my RSI throbbing wrists in crochet work right now, I've decided to release the patterns, one a week, from the 1st of October.
The best thing about this collection? They're all for me and my hubster, and they're things that bring me SO much joy when I put them on. Which is surely the reason to make and wear anything.
This cowl right here? This is just my FAVOURITE thing I've ever made. Ever.