Good afternoon. I'm running a bit late with the blog today because I made a video with my husband to help our Facebook fans demystify the new "Pages" design. But I have a fun new-to-me designer to share with you today. Jennifer Uribe of "Tw-In Stitches". I started making her "Wobbly Squares" blanket and LOVED it so I'm going to "sing" her praises today.
As the name of her blog implies Jennifer Uribe is the mom is busy with twins (correction) She calls herself a "compulsive crocheter" (a compulsion I share) and she is also a math teacher. Impressive resume for a crochet designer. One of her designs "The Wobbly Squares Blanket" flashed across my facebook feed a couple of days ago and really got my attention because it is not the ordinary. I'm all for that!
I wanted to take a closer look at Twin Stitches because the designs are fresh, different, and totally adaptable. You can't beat that for versatile! Jennifer Uribe's crochet blog dates back to 2011. So there are plenty of designs to choose from for sure. From April 23, 2011 comes the "Leafy Headband" something to wear on "make believe" days or to have those Spring pictures made. Its simple design will go with most anything little girls or even big girls wear! I thought it would be so cute with a red flower for Christmas :) Also from some of the earlier designs comes the "Spring Stripe Bag" it's so cute and simple. I like the basic design because I can embellish at will! :) Its fantastic.
I don't know how Jennifer Uribe finds time to do all the crocheting she does with her schedule but I know her designs are the sort I am always looking for. Very straightforward with a twist to provide some interest like the "Toasty Warm Ponytail Hat" (and the pattern is only $1.99!) Ever send your daughter out looking cute as a button with a ponytail or hair braid then realize you have to put a hat on their head and think ugh... all that work. Worry NO more. Twin Stitches has you "covered" with her version of the ponytail hat. I really like this design because it's made with bulky yarn in one piece! It looks like a totally normal crochet hat in the front but allows for that cute hair bun, ponytail, or braid in the back! Bravo. Also I found the "Flower Pillow Pattern" which is so pretty, bright, happy, fantastic for a brightly colored bedroom and of course would look cute with a bee or butterfly applique! The pattern is FREE if you can believe it! This would have made a great pillow for my daughter's bedroom when she was younger.
Bringing things up a little closer to the present Jennifer Uribe began designing larger projects and I think they are fabulous. I'm to that point now where I don't always need a heavy sweater or coat when I go out. I like ponchos, wraps, shawls, shrugs, stoles, basically anything I can layer! When I saw the asymmetrical "Lacy Trellis Poncho" the design really caught my eye. I think it would be terrific for Spring and early fall. As a major plus it's crocheted in one long strip then sewn together. BONUS! Its very flattering and adds a bit of pizazz to any outfit from jeans to your favorite skirt and blouse. For the little one in your life you can make a matching blanket! Yep the "Lacy Trellis Blanket" designed by Twin Stitches is just the sweetest pattern. Mom and baby would look adorable at a party or Christening with matching designs. This pattern can be made in a variety of sizes because Jennifer Uribe gave the "multiple" of stitches needed to create the blanket. (THANK YOU! I love that designers give us options!) And yes, it's free!
Speaking of options! Jennifer Uribe certainly gives us plenty of options when it comes to her "Wobbly Squares" patterns. Beginning in January 2015 Twin Stitches starts with the original "Wobbly Squares Blanket". After that she produced the "Wobbly Rectangle", the "Wobbly Circles Blanket", the "Sedona Wobbly Stripes Blanket", "Sophie's Half Wobbly hat and Scarf Pattern", the "Wobbly Squares (without changing colors) blanket", the "Wobbly Baby Blanket and Hat" pattern, and last but NOT least the "Wobbly Squares Blanket in Variegated Yarn". (I am combining variegated and solids for my Wobbly Squares) If you want a list of the entire collection see Jennifer Uribe's Ravelry page here.
I am so thankful to Jennifer Uribe for her great page and design ideas. You can find Twin Stitches on Ravelry, Facebook and on her awesome Blog! She's got my creative juices flowing.