Waking up today to cold temperatures and flurries quickly brought to mind how perfect a day it would be for hot tea and working on a crochet project. The hard part is WHAT project to work on?
There are 3 projects on the table already: one of which was started almost 8 months ago and really needs attention; there are pages of pattern writing that need working on; and the webpages need updating. SO what do I do today?
As you can see - the website is getting some of that attention. A few updated pages and an entry here and I have accomplished 1 thing :)
Now - where's the yarn!
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.
Maggie Weldon - of Maggie's Crochet will be coming to Yarn's Etc. in Chapel Hill on Sunday November 18th. If you LOVE yarn, LOVE crochet or knitting or needle works - you might just want to stop by for a visit
Well - I did share my enthusiasm for crochet on this particular day. Along with posting a sign in my front windshield and back window - I also displayed a few crocheted items in my car! With all the various window stickers we see out there these days - mine fit in just fine!
Instead of my standard work shirt I opted for a nice neutral shirt as a backdrop for the Phoebe Jane vest (shown in an entry below) and wore my CGOA pin along with the crocheted bracelet on the patterns page and one of the crocheted rings featured on the home page.
What did you do for National Crochet Day?
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!
Click here to see some of her work:
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.
Jody Witt - crochet enthusiast; newby designer; yarn-aholic.