A Note From the Edi­tor

Crochet! - - Contents - Con­nie El­li­son, Edi­tor Fol­low us on Face­book at www.face­book.com/Cro­chetMagazine for lots of fun and lively con­ver­sa­tion!

As a very busy sum­mer comes to an end, I am look­ing for­ward to the crisp au­tumn weather that will soon be in the air. I live in Texas where sum­mers are too hot and hu­mid, spring­time is al­most nonex­is­tent and win­ter is way too cold to suit me. Au­tumn, how­ever, is per­fect. When my mother- in­law, Al­vah Pyle, was alive, I would lament that I would be happy if the en­tire year could just be au­tumn weather, to which she replied that if the weather stayed the same all year we would soon just take it for granted and not be thank­ful. She was a wise woman.

In re­gard to cro­chet I want to share with you four rea­sons why I feel cro­chet and au­tumn are the per­fect mar­riage!

Au­tumn is the time cro­cheters can break out our cro­chet sweaters, or bet­ter yet stitch some new ones, like the amaz­ing, top- down Coat­i­gan of Many Col­ors, which is a cross be­tween a coat and cardi­gan, de­signed with a lighter worsted- weight var­ie­gated yarn. I love top- down cloth­ing be­cause no mat­ter what your height, you can ad­just the length.

Au­tumn is also the per­fect time to wear hats and scarves! The Di­ver­gent Hat & Cowl set is a stun­ning de­sign that is guar­an­teed to have peo­ple ask­ing “Where did you buy it?” and you can proudly say you made it!

Au­tumn is football and tailgating time, which is per­fect for wear­ing cro­chet! If you are headed to the open­ing football kick­off or at­tend­ing a tail­gate party, Au­tumn Paths Pullover is the per­fect choice. Part pullover, part pon­cho, its re­laxed fit and easy style will keep you warm and com­fort­able all night long.

Au­tumn means cool, crisp nights just right for snug­gling up in your fa­vorite afghan while you watch TV or cro­chet! If you are in need of a new afghan, the Au­tumn Skies afghan is col­or­ful, warm and fun to stitch.

So sit back and browse this is­sue and then de­cide what project you will start stitch­ing first!

Happy Cro­chet­ing! C!

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