I am officially a published crochet pattern designer!
Last September I submitted two designs to the Crochet 2015 Calendar by Susan Ripley for Accord Publishing. At the beginning of July, I checked the website and saw my name on the list of accepted patterns, but didn't want to say much until I actually had the calendar in my hands and could see for myself. I ordered it from Amazon when it became available a couple of weeks ago, and was practically squealing with excitement when I picked it up from the post office on Friday. Yes indeed, it's true - my patterns are in there!
My "Lava" wrist warmers pattern is the very first pattern in the calendar.
And my tricolor felted bowl is also included (it's the January 22nd entry).
It was my first time submitting to a publication, though it's something I've been pondering for awhile. I'm not sure why I haven't done it before now - shyness maybe (I do sometimes find it hard to put myself out there, but I'm working on that). I must say though, it's quite a thrill to see my designs in print!
Submissions are still open for the 2016 calendar - the deadline is October 20th. If you'd like to submit, here is the link. Good luck!
ERRATA (Edited January 4, 2015)
It's come to my attention that there is an error in the Lava Wrist Warmers pattern - the last part of the joining instructions should read "Sl st on one side only over next 7 st for thumb opening, sl st edges together for last 10 sts" (not last 5 sts as written). Also, to clarify Row 2: "(24 sc or ch-1 sps)" means 24 stitches total (12 sc and 12 ch-1). My apologies if this caused confusion for anyone!