Finally… A new pattern release. It’s worth the wait because it is: Bursting with Joy!


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It’s been way too long since I blogged on here. I’ve been ‘crocheting in the background’ but not blogging. I decided to take a full break until my youngest started full time school. She is 4 years old and from 2015 when she was born, until September just gone, every week I spent my two days off work with her. Now this is a time to be enjoyed because it is short but, at the time, when I wanted to design and blog, it felt l-o-n-g.  I was making too many mistakes in designs, having no time to blog and I realised I was missing out on our last months before school. I made the decision to leave blogging until now.

It’s good to be back then and I have a new design that’s just been released. It is available free of charge from Ravelry. I aim to charge for my designs after a limited offer period. This one will be until end of March 2020.

Bursting with Joy was designed by accident, as my best works are… when I had to go for a breast exam, after finding a lump.  My referral to the specialists at hospital was very quick, but even in a couple of weeks, I worried, was anxious and considered the worst.  While I was waiting in hospital, I started making the prototype for Bursting with Joy.  It helped calm my nerves and got some other patients talking, who were also waiting. Barely anyone was chatting in the waiting room, even though it was packed, and everyone looked anxious, so I think a couple of people near me were glad of the conversation point.  At the end of all of the tests, I found out I had nothing to worry about and I felt relieved and over-joyed, hence ‘Bursting with Joy’.

I had not written down how I had made Bursting with Joy, because I didn’t think it would be a design. I just needed to have my mind and fingers focussed to get through the waiting room time.  I remember going back to work and carrying it on there at lunchtime – the creative procress was flowing! Once it was done though, friends complemented it and asked for the pattern. Working out how I had made it afterwards, was tough and I wished I’d written it down! Hindsight is a wonderful thing. It took longer than I hoped for, but now that pattern is written, tested and ready!

Now, November is an even more joyful month for me, because Bursting with Joy was shortlisted for members’ choice vote, in my favourite Ravelry group: BAMCAL  and then received the winning number of votes! This is so exciting! It means lots of people will now make my design. It’s the best thing to see people’s different variations of my design.

Please take a look at the pattern and let me know what you think.

It’s good to be back!

Sarah x