"Roserock Ripple Scarf". She bought the pattern from me on Etsy and tells me she is now on her fifth one! They look great! I was so glad she sent me this picture! Nothing makes me feel as good as seeing that people actually make things from my patterns -- and beautiful things at that!
Here is my original scarf:
Jojoland Melody, a fingering weight wool.
This scarf has an interesting history, so I'll share it. A few years ago, when I was just beginning to design, I had the idea of making a little girls' swimsuit cover-up in this same stitch pattern. The rows would be vertical when it was worn. I submitted this idea to one magazine and it was not accepted. I was dissappointed because I thought it was a really cute idea! Anyway I went to meet and talk to one of the co-owners of my LYS. We talked about my working on a design for which they would sell the pattern in their store. I showed her the swatch and sketch for that swimsuit cover-up. She didn't have an interest in that pattern, but she really liked the stitch pattern and said, "That would make a great beaded scarf." So, thanks go to Margaret of Gourmet Yarn Co. for the great idea! I didn't do anything else with the idea for quite awhile. But, the next Christmas...2009 I think, my mom gave me two skeins of this Jojoland yarn. Their yarns always surprise me. The skein looked pink and green from the outside. I didn't realize that it would be more red than anything with varying degrees of pink, purple, and brown in it. June of 2010, as Mr. AC and I drove to Tulsa for a Michael Buble concert, I made the beaded scarf and LOVED it! Coincidentally, it was while we were in Tulsa that I checked my email to find that Interweave Crochet wanted to publish my "Spring Creek Jumper". So, back to the scarf -- I submitted the idea to a magazine and for 6 months waited patiently and never got any response. I finally emailed them and withdrew the submission and self-published this pattern. So, all's well that ends well.
Happy crocheting today, and Merry Christmas!