This is what my 2012 looked like in published patterns - not bad for a part timer!
I've had highs and lows this year but on the whole it has been an amazing journey and I have loved my new job.
So that was 2012. What does 2013 hold for me?
Throughout the year I will be teaching at The Sheep Shop in Cambridge - classes for the beginning of this year include Crochet for Beginners, Preventing and Fixing Knitting Mistakes, Crochet Ripples and Crochet Amigurumi.
Coming up in January and February (I think) I have designs to be published in Simply Crochet, Inside Crochet and Clotheshorse. Also designs for a couple of yarn companies should be releasing in the first quarter of the year.
Starting in January I will be leading an exciting arts project in conjunction with the Cambridge University Botanic Gardens and Cam City WI to create a crochet and knitted installation for the Festival of Ideas in October. I am quite excited about this as up to know my work has been practical and mostly garments or accessories. I think a little art and whimsy will be good for me.
In February I will be releasing a crochet collection as part of the Malabrigo Freelance Patterns Project. This is the first time I have worked as a collection.
In March or April Kat Goldin and I will be launching a new joint project with a few other talented designers. More to come on that soon.
In October I will be teaching I will also be running a one day workshop on crochet flowers at the Cambridge University Botanic Gardens.
There are also a few other projects which will come to fruition in 2013 that I am excited about but can't talk about yet. And if 2012 was anything to go by there will be lots of exciting things that happen along the way too!