In The News | Part 1

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Friends, hello! Sorry I’ve been a bit quiet here … just besides working on four projects and studying, February continues to challenge us.

The month was started with second fly we got this year. We have been sick only once in the last three years.

A couple weeks ago, our lovely Chihuahua got a flux and and her tooth was removed :(

Plus some more unexpected problems…

But most sad thing happened is that our planned trip to China on February 28 was canceled. Because the travel organizer’s house was burglarized and all 6 passports were stolen, as Sergey just got is all our Chinese visas. Sergey studied in China and speaks perfect in Chinese and knows the country well. This trip was planned as a celebration of his anniversary, a meeting with friends and relatives, and tourism of course. We will get our passports tomorrow, but Sergey had a Russian passport and here is about 2 months to get a new one…

On positive note, I have lots of good news to share… stay tuned for the next broadcast!

 

(Rus) Друзья, привет! Я не пропала… просто помимо работы над четырьмя проектами и учебой, февраль нас продолжает держать в тонусе.

Месяц начался с гриппа – второго за этот год, караул какой-то. Мы за последние три года болели только раз.

Пару недель назад, у нашей чувавки не по-детски опухла щека, естественно мы тут же поехали в ветклинику. Но, к сожалению, нам попалась не опытный врач, и бедная Пиксеныш не отделалась легким испугом. Благо, что “заживает как на собаке” – не пустая фраза…

Плюс еще пара-тройка неожиданных проблем на ровном месте.

Но, “ягодкой на торте” стала наша запланированная на 28 февраля поездка в Китай, которая не состоится. У нашего замечательного друга, который учился в Китае, и до сих пор шикарно говорит по-китайски и хорошо знает страну, в этом году юбилейю И Сергей, нас, своих российских друзей и родственников решил собрать в Китае. Все было замечательно, он взял на себя все организационные вопросы, сделал всем визы, мы договорились заехать к нему за паспортами …и за день до этого случилось абсолютно невероятное – его дом ограбили, разбив балконную дверь, и утащив все, что было ценного и …все 6 паспортов. Занавес. Мы получим уже новые паспорта, но визы нужно покупать заново. В ообщем-то не проблема, но у Сергея российский паспорт и его восстановление займет до двух месяцев…

Но, все же, хороших новостей больше и о них в следующем эфире.

$2.14 Friday Deals | Baby’s Breath Blanket

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Oh my, I just realized that today’s Friday deal posted only to Instagram… my apologies dear friends! I am so overwhelmed now – I’ll share my latest news soon!

So, Friday deal today is Baby’s Breath Blanket Crochet pattern, which is available for only $2.14 HERE!

This offer runs through January 11th, 2018 at 11:59 pm PST time.

If you are new here, and curious what I am talking about, below are some details:

I noticed that most of my patterns usually sold on Friday. Seems like you are looking for weekend-project near TV with cup of tea/coffee.

So, I decided run $2.14-Every-Friday-Deals, where you can buy particular pattern for only $2.14!

Why $2.14? Because it’s my Birthday date (April, 21th). Smile

Why every Friday? Because I can, and because You are Awesome!

 

Have a lovely weekend!

$2.14 Friday Deals | CHAINGE Chain-Effect Turtleneck Scarf

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Oh yes, I know…… It took me so long to release the final version of this cool scarf, but CHAINGE Chain-Effect Turtleneck Scarf is finally here and available for only $2.14 HERE!

This offer runs through February 4th, 2018 at 11:59 pm PST time.

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CHAINGE Chain-Effect Turtleneck Scarf
It’s time for a cool CHAINGE with this beautiful and such versatile scarf!
Simple stitches and large chains combine to make this beautiful scarf just in time to welcome coming season in style!
Suitable for wearers of all ages, there will be few times you and your loved ones won’t find an excuse to wear this fun scarf-poncho, crocheted with soft and light weight Premier® Cotton Fair®! Opt for wool blends for winter and early spring time. Wear it with belt under jacket or coat, wrap in many ways …or just crochet it without turtleneck collar to turn into a stylish scarf.

SKILL LEVEL
Intermediate

YARN
Sport weight (#2 Fine).
Shown: Premier® Cotton Fair® (52% cotton, 48% acrylic; 317 yd [290 m]/3.5 oz [100 g]): 2 balls of #2707 bright peach (MC), 1 ball of #2714 black (CC1).
CROCHET HOOK
Size D/3 (3.25 mm)

NOTIONS
• 2 stitch markers
• Tapestry needle for weaving in ends

SIZES
Small/Child (Medium/Youth, Large/Adult)
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
48 (55, 62)” (122 [140, 158] cm) long and 6 (7, 8)” (15 [18, 20] cm) wide.

GAUGE
18 hdc x 16 rows = 4″ (10 cm) after blocking
Gauge is not critical for this design.

* This eBook involves crochet skills only.

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16 pages, 3 photos, 3 stitch diagrams, 3 tutorials: Spike (Long stitch), How to Crochet into 3rd loop hdc, How to Join/Changing Color; technical pages: Glossary, Terms, Conversion charts charts, Yarn Substitution Chart.

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COPYRIGHT: All graphics, template and photos are copyrighted. All rights reserved. Please be respectful of the designer’s rights to this pattern.
No portion of this work may be photocopied or reproduced by any means without written authorization from Alla Koval Designs.
Unauthorized distribution or duplication is a violation of applicable laws. You are more than welcome to sell items made from AllaKovalDesigns™ patterns. Credit to the designer is greatly appreciated (example: pattern is designed by www.AllaKovalDesigns.com) but not required.

$2.14 Friday Deals | Magnolia Lace Coat

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While I work on new lace coat pattern, Friday deal today is Magnolia Lace Coat pattern, which is available for only $2.14 HERE!

This offer runs through January 28th, 2018 at 11:59 pm PST time.

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If you are new here, and curious what I am talking about, below are the details:

I noticed that most of my patterns usually sold on Friday. Seems like you are looking for weekend-project near TV with cup of tea/coffee.

So, I decided run $2.14-Every-Friday-Deals, where you can buy particular pattern for only $2.14!

Why $2.14? Because it’s my Birthday date (April, 21th) ;o)

Why every Friday? Because I can, and because You are Awesome!

 

Have a lovely weekend!

10 Free Crochet Lace Patterns You’ll Love!

10 Free Crochet Lace Patterns

I am so excited and can’t wait for my new publication in Interweave Spring 2018 magazine and checking Ravelry more often than usual ;o) And found that my tassel scarf, published in Interweave Crochet 2012 issue was featured in 10 Free Crochet Lace Patterns booklet.

Make sure to check it out. Such lovely patterns are here!

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Have a lovely and wonderful Thursday!!

$2.14 Friday Deal | OOAK Baby Crochet Blanket

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Today’s deal is OOAK Baby Crochet pattern, which is available for only $2.14 HERE!

This offer runs through January 21nd, 2018 at 11:59 pm PST time.

If you are new here, and curious what I am talking about, below are some details:

I noticed that most of my patterns usually sold on Friday. Seems like you are looking for weekend-project near TV with cup of tea/coffee.

So, I decided run $2.14-Every-Friday-Deals, where you can buy particular pattern for only $2.14!

Why $2.14? Because it’s my Birthday date (April, 21th). Smile

Why every Friday? Because I can, and because You are Awesome!

 

Have a lovely weekend!

Making a Pompom

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I bet everyone can make a pompom with a pompom maker tool. But, if you don’t have one, it’s broken or lost, what is your way to make a pompom? Above is my method.

And one tip: Use (step 3) stretch jewelry cord for perfect tense ;o)

$2.14 Every Friday Deals

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How is your new year so far? Our started with nasty flu, but now we are great and I am so ready and excited for new adventures in a New 2018, yay!!!

I noticed that most of my patterns usually sold on Friday. Seems like you are looking for weekend-project near TV with cup of tea/coffee.

So, I decided to start $2.14-Every-Friday-Dials, where you can buy particular pattern for only $2.14!

Why $2.14? Because it’s my Birthday date – April, 21th. Smile

Why every Friday? Because I can, and because You are Awesome!

Today’s deal is Sakura Crocheted Top, which is available on Raverly HERE.

This offer runs through January 14st, 2018 at 11:59 pm PST time.

If you have preferences, which pattern you would love next, just let me know in the comments below! ;o)

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The Winner!!!

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First of all, I would love to thank you all for participation and your interest in my work!!! Could I ask for more?! Thank you so much from bottom of my heart!

And now it’s a time to name a Winner or our Gifting Time Giveaway!

So……..

The Winner is Alla Udod!!! Thank you so much Alla for all your lovely comments and activity! I’ll contact you shortly!

Bellow is Top 4 of most active participants:

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…BUT, that is not all …and magic continues ;o)

Everyone, who voted for pattern #9, will receive a pattern you wanted! Just email me at allakoval@gmail.com with remainder which pattern you preferred, and I’ll email it at email you provided.  

JUST PLEASE NOTE: The giveaway is closed. Any new comments on the posts of Gifting Time Giveaway will not be accepted!

Hello 2018!!! Our Holiday Adventures

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Hi my dears! How is your 2018 so far?! ;o)

I am still under absolutely wonderful memories and emotions …and have a bit lazy day. Tomorrow I’ll be back to my lovely work, but today I decided to share with you some pictures and videos from our such exciting, enjoyable and full of surprises holiday season.

This is perhaps the first year when I finished all scheduled projects until December 20; my husband took a mini vacation, – and we were able to fully enjoy almost two weeks of our friend’s visit from the CA.

Christmas was absolutely awesome! In the morning, friends invited us to join ride on their yacht. Afternoon, it began to snow, which is not typical for Seattle, but certainly added a festive mood! Plus we hosted a party with our lovely friends – what could be better!

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And here is that moment, when you ask husband to share a photo from the museum for your blog post, and he sends you a link to the entire album:

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Afternoon, it began to snow, which is not typical for Seattle, but certainly added a right mood! Plus we hosted a party with our lovely friends – what could be better!

My lovely Autumn fern and me taking the picture Winking smile:

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Our Imagical front yard on Christmas Eve:

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And back yard:

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The Sammamish lake in 5 minutes-walking-distance:

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Last week of 2017 was extremely busy and exciting: such fun with lots of friends, Summit ski resort, Leavenworth Christmas lights, Flying Heritage & Combat Armor museum on one rainy Seattle day – just to name a few Winking smile

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Leavenworth Christmas Lights:

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Flying Heritage & Combat Armor museum:

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I even managed to avoid the holiday’s cooking – we were at a New Year’s show. But I think I was probably the only one who cooked breakfast on the January 1st, but, crêpes with red caviar is one of our favorite dishes!

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January 1st 2018 breakfast:

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OK, that’s all! Looking forward for my very first working day tomorrow!! ;о)))

P.S.: Yes, I wrote down all passwords Winking smile

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