This issue is getting RAVE reviews. Both on Ravelry and Crochetville, people are saying this is the "Best issue ever". In addition to my Driftwood Hat, there is the Oxford Tote by Lisa Naskrent of Crochet Garden, which is a truly innovative cabling technique. There are also several other designers in the issue who's names you'll recognize: Doris Chan, Robyn Chachula, Drew Emborsky, Kristin Omdahl, Annie Modesitt, Amy O'Neil Houck, Annette Petavy, I'm sure that I'm missing some very notable others. It's truly amazing to be included in a collection of these elite designers (and for the third time in a row! Hat Trick!....Just wait until next issue....Grand Slam!)
This issue hits the stores on Sept 30.
On another, unrelated note.... I'm having a birthday in the next 10 days or so. (I don't like to say the exact date online, I don't really know why, why would anyone care? But I just figure it's one less detail of personal identity "out there" for someone to put the pieces together and steal my info). Anyway, those of you who have been with me for more than a year, know that I purchase a birthday gift, for myself, every year. I started the tradition after my Mom died. I figured that she would want me to be happy, right? And let's face it.... gifts make us happy. So, when I decide what my gift is going to be I'll let you know. Last year I chose a couple of crochet books. This year, I have been buying plenty of those (without the justification of a birthday...)
I'll keep you posted.