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August update

What’s going on chez PlanetJune? Things seem quiet here lately for a combination of reasons. Getting bronchitis has upset my plans a bit (e.g. no July video tutorial as I can’t really talk at the moment without coughing or wheezing), but I’ve also been working on lots of things that just aren’t quite ready yet, so good things are coming! Here’s a little peek at some of my upcoming designs:

PlanetJune crochet work in progress, August 2012

  • A new shawl design just needs cover photos and then it’ll be ready to launch
  • A new floral donationware pattern with accompanying crochet-along – coming very soon
  • I’ve been working on a scarf during the Ravellenic Games which will become another new donationware pattern
  • The commissioned Sea Otter pattern is in the works (and looking very cute so far)
  • I’ve started crocheting another new shawl design – it’s beautiful so far but it’s going to be very large, so it’ll be a longer-term project for me
  • And I have a few other fun secret projects which I’m not ready to share yet… (If the photo above looks surprisingly short on amigurumi, that’s why – don’t worry, I’m not abandoning my animal designs!)

So I’m not just sitting around feeling sick and sorry for myself (although there may be a bit of that going on too) – I need to keep taking things slowly until I can breathe properly again, but I’m still making progress on things, and I will have exciting new patterns for you soon πŸ™‚

Review and Win contest

August’s ‘Review and Win’ winner is Aleksandra S, with her Succulent Collection 2 review:

succulent collection 2 crochet patterns by planetjune

** This review is only for the string of pearls and the small pot as I didn’t make anything else yet **

Stunning and very realistic result, very quick & easy pattern. I want to make more strings of pearls now πŸ™‚

After only reading the tutorial / looking at the photos:
I was amazed how June managed the colourful pattern on top of the living stones – it’s so easy and ingenious! I would like to say I was pleasantly surprised but the quality is just great as always πŸ™‚

Congrats Aleksandra – I’ll email you to find out which pattern you’d like as your prize πŸ™‚

To be entered into this month’s draw for a free pattern of your choice, just write a review of any product in my shop – thank you!


  1. JO said

    I’m from Catalonia, Spain. I don’t speack english good. sorry.
    This blog is realy beautiful.
    I’m often going to see it.

  2. Sorry to hear you’re a bit under the weather. Doesn’t surprise me a bit that you’re managing to still stay busy and creative. You’re a superwoman!

  3. Gillian McMullen said

    These are mouthwatering hints at things to come – can’t wait! Speaking of mouthwatering: fresh squeezed lemon juice in hot water and a big scoop of honey – got my son through pneumonia and constant cough recently. Get well soon, June!

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