Good Morning Ladies and fellow Sibolettes :)
We have exciting news for you regarding the Circle of friends Square by Priscilla Hewitt :)
It is true that a few of us have been working out a way to achieve the 6" version which i'm pleased to annouce was successful :)
However we have to respect the original designer's wishes of copyright laws and notifying her of any minor alteration's and not doing any photo tutorials without her prior consent, so this in mind i sent her an email expressing our wishes:
Dear Priscilla, i belong to a group of ladies that crochet for a charity called sunshine international blankets of love based in the UK, and we would very much like to do a blanket featuring this particular square, the idea is that 25 seperate ladies each contribute a square made from this gorgeous pattern,
the only snag is : the pattern is designed as being an 8" square and we as a group crochet 6" squares, with your kind permission i would like to alter the pattern slightly so that we can achieve the 6" purposely for this project and if possible do a photo tutorial to accompany the minor changes, i do appriciate the effort that you made to publish this gorgeous square and would naturally like to ask that if you wish to alter it for us we'd be equally delighted.
Here is the link to the site/blog where we have mentioned the possibility of incorperating your square http://sunshineinternationalblanketsoflove.blogspot.com/
my username there is manda's challeges and the lovely lady that put's all these blankets together is Sue we look forward to hearing from you
kind regards Amanda xxx
I also conferred with Sue at every stage to keep her in the loop:)
And so we are extremely pleased to announce that the lovely Priscilla responded very quickly with this reply:
Thank you! I'm flattered that you'd like to use my square for your most worthy charity.
My 6" version of this square is this Antique Pearls square: http://priscillascrochet.net/free%20patterns/Afghan%20Squares/Antique%20Pearls%20Square.pdf When worked in one color instead of two, it looks like a smaller version of the Circle of Friends square. Give it a try and if it's not what you're looking for please let me know and I'll rework te 8" square for you.
As you can see from her beautiful response that she is over the moon that we'd like to use her square and has kindly linked an alternative which Jenny picked up on .
You may also have noted from her response that if we would like to keep to the original she would be willing to draw up a new pattern for us!!
How extremely generous we are flattered too Priscilla xxx
So now we have a decision to make ladies as a group :) do take a look at the proposed 6" pattern and share your thoughts, it is strikingly similar, i hav'nt worked it up yet but will do as soon as time allows :)