A Note From the Edi­tor

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In the world of pub­lish­ing, putting a magazine to­gether starts about a year be­fore the on-sale date. When I be­gan to write my sum­mer edi­tor’s let­ter, Hur­ri­cane Har­vey was churn­ing in the At­lantic Ocean, and I com­pleted it while on va­ca­tion at the Gulf Coast the night Hur­ri­cane Nate de­cided to make a fast visit. In be­tween these two events, Hur­ri­cane Irma cre­ated ma­jor de­struc­tion, my mom fell and broke her hip, and sev­eral friends and fam­ily mem­bers bat­tled per­sonal tragedies. How­ever, along with the bad times were also a lot of good times— fam­ily reunions, new births, and sev­eral an­niver­sary and birth­day mile­stone cel­e­bra­tions! I’m shar­ing this be­cause I am sure my life, like yours, is filled with ups and downs.

Through it all faith, fam­ily, friends and cro­chet help keep me sane. For me, cro­chet re­lieves stress. When my per­sonal life gets out of con­trol, I find that a hook, yarn and a sim­ple pat­tern, like the Keep It Sim­ple Shawl found in this is­sue, help to bring calm and seren­ity to my life.

This is­sue’s theme is Mod­ern- Day Boho Chic! You will find ca­sual, re­laxed and com­fort­able styles rang­ing from the open-shoul­der Sum­mer Swag Tee, de­signed us­ing a bold orange for the lively bo­hemian, to the Maya Vest, com­plete with fringe for the hippy at heart! And for one of the most spec­tac­u­lar and col­or­ful afghans, the Man­dala Granny Afghan is a must for any home!

Re­mem­ber, as cro­cheters we have the po­ten­tial to make beau­ti­ful one- of-a kind things! So grab your hooks and get started on your fa­vorite project in this sum­mer is­sue.

Happy Cro­chet­ing! C!

Con­nie El­li­son, Edi­tor

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