It's hard to believe that summer is officially over. It went by way to quickly. I literally "worked the summer away".
With cooler temps subtly nipping in the air - thoughts of scrumptious yarns & warm soft cuddly fashions are beginning to occupy parts of my brain. I have been experimenting with a stitch repeat that works up easily and creates a lovely design. The fingering yarn I have been working with is pretty but the piece just isn't coming together the way I had anticipated. Perhaps it's time to try it with something more substantial.
I will see what fiber treasures I have tucked away and what might be a good fit for the new budding pattern.
Other projects are on the table - snowflakes!! I have been whipping up some gorgeous ornaments designed by 'Snowcatcher'. If you love thread work; if you love snowflakes;if you love lacy beautiful objects - you should check out her web page. Her work is awesome (I am a fan!)
Sara, Nicki and Kathy hard at work on their first swatch!
First - I want to thank Mary at Yarns Etc. in Chapel Hill for inviting my into her shop to share this wonderful craft with everyone and for mentoring me as I move forward in my 'crochet career'.
Beginning crochet has been the 'hot class' over the past 6 months. I am delighted at the response we have had with the crochet classes at Yarns Etc. We hope that all of the students that have started this new journey grow and that we are able to help them increase their knowledge and expertise in crochet.
It is exciting to be a part of this new social wave. As 2013 moves forward I prepare myself for more stitching, more yarn and meeting more new friends.
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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!
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Amy Witt Photography
Jody Witt - crochet enthusiast; newby designer; yarn-aholic.