Last Sunday (Nov. 18th) was a nice day to be around yarn and those who love it. Maggie Weldon of Maggie's Crochet was at Yarns Etc. in Chapel Hill, NC for a meet and greet. She brought several pieces of her lace pottery (which I was all too willing to purchase some of) and several of her original designs. The Jenna jacket , the Shell Edge jacket, hooded granny jacket,
We had a wonderful time looking at all of her wonderful creations and dreaming of all the yarn we wanted to get for many projects we dream of doing next.
Thank you Maggie for coming up to see us!
Check out Yarns Etc. and Great Yarns of Raleigh for some fantastic yarns and books for those stocking stuffers.
Now that this tiny area is done --- the ripples at the beginning - seem to have hit like giant waves.
Moving the 'stuff' from one place certainly invades the other.
I fear it's time to do a little purging. Then the question of the hour becomes - purge what? What can I do without?
OH MY.... here we go!
More to come later.
Have a great Labor Day weekend folks.
Think I'll just try to crochet something and use up a little yarn - that will clear something out! :)
My latest ring design features a larger center bead encirled with a bright color nestled within a crown of clear & frosted angular beads. They sparkle nicely! If enough interest is posted here - I will supply the pattern on my pattern page.
This darling hat is a pattern (Bit of Whimsey) by Margaret Hubert. I saw it in the book: THINK PINK, CROCHET FOR THE CURE (Annie's Attic).
After seeing it - I realized how cute it would be to do it in tiny yarn for a baby hat. My daughter is a photographer and has been asking me for some props when doing baby photo shoots. This will come it handy! CoziCrafts will get a few more items made for her treasure trunk!
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Amy Witt Photography
October 1974 - shags, mini skirts and groovy crochet! Just 3 rockin' girls ready for for church. I loved my crochet back in the day - AND TODAY. What's your blast from the past? I'd love to see some of your 'groovy crochet pics'. Feel free to post a comment and a picture.
How long have you been wearing crochet?
How long have your been crocheting?
It's finished! (The picture was taken without a flash - it is more 'pinkish' in differnent light.)
The vest turned out really nice!
Again - I can't believe how quickly it worked up. This is a pattern worth adding to your book.
The flirty ruffles are fun and feminine. I will probably do another one later on in a lighter weight yarn for a more 'summery' feel.
The fabulous vest by Jenny King works up so easily and quickly. I started it barely a week ago and will finish it today.
I love the raspberry Sublime Cashmere yarn - it's so soft and it's washable. I will post pictures of the finished product in a day or two.
Thanks to Mary at Yarns, Etc. in Chapel Hill for helping me choose the best (& yummiest) yarn for this project.
This shrug is a pattern by my friend Kate. She designed it for a class she was teaching. The yarn is a rayon, silk with a touch of sparkle. I embellished it with a collar. I love the way it feels. It will be a perfect little something over a sundress!
I have started another project - a vest by Jenny King. I'm using Sublime cashmere yarn in a beautiful soft raspberry.
I will post pictures of it shortly.....
My second published pattern will be available next month in Interweave Crochet. I'm so excited to realize that I CAN create new patterns and someone wants to put it in a publication.
Like many of you, I have made stuff up and created LOTS of things over the years. It wasn't until very recently a friend suggested I send a new creation of mine in for consideration for an accessories issue. I was stunned and amazed that it was accepted. Of course this just increased my desire to do more!
I have several ideas on the table and hope to get more things published in craft magazines. I will also be making some of my original designs available on my website. A couple of which are available for FREE download already.
This is my first blog post. I'm new to this - so bear with me as I travel through the shperes of cyberspace with my thoughts, ideas, and daydreams of crochet.
There maybe a sprinkling of random stuff here and there - but my goal is to stay oriented to the craft on this blog.
Keep your hooks movin'..... J
Jody Witt - crochet enthusiast; newby designer; yarn-aholic.