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A Note From the Editor

Can it really be true that spring is almost here? I just love the sounds and colors of spring after a long winter and simply cannot wait to start planting seeds that will soon chase away the dull colors of winter! As the seeds begin to grow and bloom, the colors of nature inspire my crochet creativity.

This issue is filled with wonderful projects to help you and your home look and feel beautiful. As you will notice we have focused on using yarns that work well in warm weather. One of my favorite pieces is the Breezy Open Mesh Cardigan, which I want to make in about 5 different colors! The Linked Treble Wrap, made using linked treble stitches to create a lace fabric, is a timeless piece that is perfect for cool evenings and would be stunning to wear at a wedding. Plus the Recycle It! Handy Helpers, made to fit over everyday food cans, are perfect for keeping clutter at bay!

So as the season begins to turn to spring, you will find me visiting the amazing Blue Moon Gardens in Chandler, Texas, where this issue was shot, to start my spring planting, and of course spending a couple of hours each night -- as my husband says -- "playing" with yarn.

Happy Stitching!

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Connie Ellison, Editor

Connie Ellison is the executive crochet editor for Annie’s and the editor of Crochet! magazine. Connie is the crochet buyer for Annie’s Craft Catalog and website, and oversees the Annie’s crochet pattern books. Connie began her career with Annie’s in 1978. Crochet, reading and gardening are her passions, and she spends her summers canning and freezing vegetables grown on their farm. She lives in rural East Texas with her husband. They have 2 grown children and three grandchildren.

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